WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twelve days after hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 18, the FCC is reporting that storm damage is still having a widespread impact on media and telecommunications, with four TV stations and 2 FM stations still out of service on Sept. 30 at 12 noon, ET.
The updated FCC report also found that 104,128 subscribers still did not have telephone, television and/or internet service on Sept. 30.
The FCC reported improvements in cell service but noted that 8.7% of cell sites were still out of service.
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