Industry keeps funds, service, supplies coming
ADC Telecommunications' ADC Foundation will donate $50,000 to The September 11th Fund. The company also will match employee donations up to $1,000 each, and will hold a blood drive at its headquarters.
NTT Communications Corp. and its subsidiary, Verio Inc., created an emergency response program for New York businesses affected by the attacks. The two companies, with NTT America, set up response teams to donate services that include shared and dedicated Web hosting, data center services, and frame relay and ATM connections.
Verio spokeswoman Mona Peloquin says the services are free and the company already is working with several businesses, although she didn't have a specific number. Verio didn't put a time limit on the donations, she says, since the firm assumes affected businesses will want to get up and running as quickly as possible.
Finally, International FiberCom Inc. says its wireless technologies unit has been working with telecom companies to restore telephone and radio coverage in lower Manhattan via rooftop-to-rooftop links to replace damaged underground phone lines. The links provide wireless data and voice transmission up to one mile and were set up within hours, IFC says. The company supplies services to telecom, cable and wireless service providers.