Over 86% of cell sites in Puerto Rico are still not operating in aftermath of Hurricane Maria
ROK Mobile (a nationwide provider of wireless and social impacting value-added services) has partnered with M2Catalyst (a crowdsourcing platform) to help illustrate the continued devastating effect hurricane Maria has had on wireless communications and to help direct repair efforts in Puerto Rico. By crowdsourcing the number of unique cell phone connections before and after the hurricane, M2Catalyst can show 86% of the island’s cell towers are still non-operational.
The lack of communications has significantly hampered the relief efforts as well as people’s ability to contact loved ones back home. ROK Mobile and M2Catalyst are publishing this information to help repair crews locate areas still lacking service as well as direct the citizens to find their nearest cell connection.