Cytranet is ready for Hurricane Irma with response equipment and personnel on standby.

Cytranet has started its storm preparedness process as we closely monitor Irma. The storm is expected to impact Florida in the next several days, with Alabama to follow. Preparation includes topping off fuel generators, testing high-capacity back-up batteries at remote sites and protecting physical facilities against flooding. Cytranet has also staged other emergency response equipment in strategic locations. Its NOC is monitoring outages for quick action.

Cytranet has also improved the network redundancy in storm-prone areas. It has installed generators at remote data centers and switching facilities, and moved electronics essential to network operations above expected flood levels.

"Customers rely on us, especially during major storms," said Chase Nelson, Cytranet Director. "That's why we practice readiness drills and simulations throughout the year. We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes. We've worked for the past few days to position equipment and crews to respond to the storm. With a storm of this size, we may have some outages. But if service goes down, we'll do all we can to get it back up as fast as possible."