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Digicel says it's ready for Sandy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 3:51 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Telecoms company Digicel says that it has activated its hurricane contingency plan to adequately manage events over the period of inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Sandy.

Digicel in a release Tuesday said that it has ensured all of its over 1,000 cell sites across the island have enough fuel and back-up generators are in good order in the event of a failure of the power grid.

The company says it has also made available into the market a significant amount of extra credit in order to ensure that customers “can stay connected”.

“We have done everything possible to ensure that we are ready and able to ensure that from our point of view Sandy passes without incident. Our cell sites are checked, stocked and ready and our technical teams and field engineers have been mobilised across the island,” said Donovan Betancourt, Head of Facilities and Emergency Management.

“Our primary concern is the safety of our customers and our staff and that we keep people connected to friends and family no matter what,” added Betancourt who leads Digicel’s crisis management team.

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