Carriers continue to make headway restoring service

Wireless carriers are making progress restoring service to areas hit by Hurricane Katrina. Sprint Nextel as of yesterday had restored nearly all service in Alabama, more than 80% in Mississippi and more than 60% in Louisiana. Verizon Wireless said it has restored 300 of the 400 cell sites put out of service by the storm, while T-Mobile announced service is running at nearly all of its sites. Cingular Wireless reported it has 75% service in the region, and SouthernLINC Wireless said it has brought back 100% service in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi.

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