World Trade Center Disaster Response
AT&T's Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) Team was activated immediately following the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on the morning of September 11, 2001. The collapse of the buildings, and the collateral damage that occurred, impacted AT&T's Local Network Services (LNS) capabilities. NDR was deployed to support the recovery of those services and to provide emergency communications for the relief effort in lower Manhattan.
The first recovery trailers and team members arrived at a staging location in New Jersey by 6:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, September 12. A safe recovery location in northern New Jersey was secured early that afternoon. The team and its equipment were escorted to the site and the initial trailer setup was completed shortly after midnight.