EATEL Network Functioning at 99% Service Level

Estimated 25% of Customers Experiencing Flooding and/or Power Outages Affecting Service.

August 16, 2016 – Understanding how critical communication is for businesses and families during this crisis, we have field and operation technicians actively taking assessments of the area and staging deployments to restore all services once the areas and our customers are safe. As a family owned Business in Ascension parish for over 80 years, EATEL recognizes its role as a leader in the community for Business and Residential Communication services.

At this time our Venyu Data Centers are fully operational and functioning at 100%; whereas our core voice infrastructure, data networks running through East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes are fully operational and functioning at 99%. Several switching stations experienced flood damage creating the 1% network outage. EATEL’s fiber to the home and fiber to the business networks are operational but we estimate approximately 25% of our customers have been affected by flooding and/or power failures at their location.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with those impacted by the floods and our top priority continues to be ensuring the safety of our community and employees,” said Joshua Descant, President of EATEL Corp. “EATEL is determined to help South Louisiana recover from this unprecedented disaster. Our Business and Residential teams are ready to respond to any customer needs by calling 225-214-3800 for Business and 225-621-4300 for Residential or by visiting”

Venyu Business Continuity Center (BCC) is available for use - Free for First Responders and Parish Governments and special reduced rate for Businesses to help those affected!

In order to better enable you to continue critical business operations during this time of crisis, our Business Continuity Center (BCC) is functional and ready. Our BCC facility will allow key members of your staff to access internet and email, connect their workstations/phones, and have a secure environment to conduct business. Showers and lockers are also available.

Reserve today by calling 225-214-3800 or toll-free 866-978-3698!


EATEL was the first company in Louisiana to provide phone, Internet and TV over an all-fiber network that offers a broad array of integrated digital services, including its newest service, LightWave TV, which provides advanced features such as Multi-Room DVR, remote DVR scheduling, and more HD channels. Founded in 1935, EATEL is currently in its 80th year as a service provider and business leader in Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

Venyu is a division of EATEL CORP and a premier provider of data center, managed hosting, cloud, virtualization and data protection solutions. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of innovative, ROI-focused solutions, including VenyuCloud and RestartIT, within secure, highly available data centers, organizations reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability.


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