Federal Internet Law & Policy
An Educational Project


- Agencies
- - White House
- - DHS
- - NIST
- - NTIA
- - FCC
- Reference
- Cryptography

Crimes Against Network
- Worms, Viruses, Attacks
- Hackers
- Wireless Malware
- WiFi Security
- Cyberwar
- Network Reliability
- Infrastructure Protection
- - Kill Switch

Crimes Over Network
- CyberStalking
- Fraud
- - Auctions
- - Phishing
- Gambling
- ID Theft
- Offensive Words

Info Gathering
- Wiretaps
- Forensics
- Carnivore
- Patriot Act
- Data Retention
- Safe Web Act

- Assessment
- Reliability
- Vulnerabilities

Hurricane Sandy


Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Katrina

NO Convention and Visitors Bureau Hurricane Information

Sept 1: There has been no cell phone service in the city as all towers are either down or battery charged transponders cannot be reached to be recharged. There is substantial outage of telephone landlines as well.  Some cell service began to be restored Thursday. There is virtually total  internet disruption as well, as locally hosted servers and routers have gone down with the loss of primary and backup power. Only those hotels with corporate housed servers in other cities have any internet possibility. Communication with anyone in the city is extremely difficult. Long distance lines are difficult to acquire throughout Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast because of the high traffic.

Fiber Optics

The Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain is damaged and reported (according to Sean Donelan) the bridge was the fiber optic path in and out of New Orleans. This is consistent with Internet2 information showing routes to the South are offline.


On September 2, 33% of surveyed New Orleans websites were not reachable. See survey for details.

Federal Activity


Internet Service Providers

ISP Sept 2
Baton Rouge  
I-55 Main Office no power
ISP Junction Website Assessible. No Info provided
NO "Due to severe weather conditions, some customers in Baton Rouge , New Orleans and the surrounding areas may not be able to connect to the Internet." 9/2/5

Broadcast Services

Media reports indicate that the following broadcast services are online in NO: WWL-TV CBS Online Feed, KHEV-FM, WGNO-ABC, WWL-AM, WLMG-FM. XM Radio emergency channel 247 is also in operation.

Relief Efforts