Disaster Relief Clearinghouse Activated

 

As telcos in the Southeast prepare for Hurricane Irma and companies in Texas and Louisiana continue to deal with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association has posted some supplies made available by member telcos. To date, NTCA has not received any specific requests for help or supplies from affected telcos but we will continue to communicate with member companies and update the clearinghouse as new needs and offers of assistance are known. NTCA members in need of help or supplies are encouraged to submit requests for needed resources. If we receive any requests for supplies, we will post them in the Disaster Relief Clearinghouse. Please check this site periodically—your resources may assist your fellow members in restoring essential communications service to their communities.

As always, we appreciate your willingness to help in the face of dangerous natural disasters.

SUPPLIES AVAILABLE:

1. Copper cable and pedestals -- Contact Roger Kilburg of Preston Telephone Company (Preston, Iowa).

2. Off grid solar power supplies for telecommunications devices where utility power is not available at the moment -- Contact Paige Wacker of ESPi (Clay Center, Kansas). 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED form 

SUPPLIES AVAILABLE form

 

Updates 

August 30, 2017: Available Supplies Added to Disaster Relief Clearinghouse in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017: NTCA Disaster Relief Clearinghouse Activated in Preparation for Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017: FCC Disaster Information Reporting System Activated for Hurricane Harvey