Monday, November 27, 2017

FCC Chairman Thanks Hams for Relief Work in Puerto Rico

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (FCC photo)
Amateur radio operators were among the many people and groups praised and thanked for their help by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai during a two-day visit to Puerto Rico last fall. According to RadioWorld, Pai came to the U.S. territory for a first-hand look at recovery efforts still under way more than a month after the island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. 

According to the report, "Pai praised the efforts of the individuals and companies that have been a part of the recovery effort, including amateur radio operators, broadcasters, cable operators, fixed wireless companies, wireline carriers and mobile providers." The hurricane wiped out virtually all of Puerto Rico's electrical and telecommunications infrastructure.