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Re: Checking in

Posted by Chris in Tampa on 10/29/2017, 2:08 am

It's good to finally hear from you again. I'm glad you didn't have much damage. I can't imagine what it's like. It's hard to even think of words of encouragement. Things will certainly get better, but recovery will take longer than most any other storm in USA's history. We've been thinking about you and the millions of other people there.

I see power restoration to the island is nearing 30% now:
http://status.pr/
Then again, it sometimes goes back down. I don't know how reliable that is.

I don't know what kind of phone you have, but Google has balloons providing internet and text coverage to at least parts of the island:
https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/27/now-t-mobile-is-working-with-project-loon-in-puerto-rico/

Since you're traveling around for your job, you may want to look into that depending on what kind of phone you have. You might need to download a small update first on some phones over an existing connection before you can use it. On others, you might not even know that you're already using it. It only works on LTE enabled phones. (not sure what percentage of phones have that, I'm not familiar with the technology)

They say they've delivered internet to tens of thousands of people:
https://twitter.com/Theteamatx

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