Hurricane Ian Recovery

We're making progress.

In response to the destruction and damage caused by Hurricane Ian, we're working hard every day to restore services for impacted customers.  


To restore services to individual homes and businesses, we first have to repair the equipment that serves neighborhoods. We've brought in additional crews to expedite network repairs to aerial fiber, underground conduit and buried copper and fiber damaged by the storm. We are also replacing broken poles and missing or flooded equipment. 

A CenturyLink technician repairs lines
CenturyLink truck working on Hurricane Ian repairs

Restoration timeline


  • Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties are now substantially restored. Some customers in areas with extreme equipment damage may experience longer restoration times. These areas may include parts of:
    • North Naples in Collier County
    • Cape Coral, Cypress Lake, North Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Fort Myers Beach in Lee County
  • We continue to restore internet service to severely impacted homes and neighborhoods each week in these areas.

Free WiFi locations 


We understand internet is crucial as you work, engage with your community, and recover. To help, we will continue to operate 7 free public WiFi spots set up in Lee County for CenturyLink customers and any other residents who need the service.


  • The WiFi locations are available 24 hours a day and will provide connectivity over a few hundred feet outside of each facility. Residents should look for the "Free WiFi" sign. 

  • To access the free WiFi, residents should look for the wireless network named “CTL-QF Free WiFi.” No password is needed.

Some locations are CenturyLink-branded buildings. Others are remote company-owned facilities in residential areas and may be in the right-of-way or easement adjacent to the listed address. Some locations can accommodate more personal vehicles than others.



  • Captiva Fire Department Station 181, public access from the main and overflow parking lots for 15001 Captiva Dr, Captiva (Lee County)
  • CenturyLink branded building, 3445 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel (Lee County)
  • CenturyLink branded building, 906 Country Club Blvd, Cape Coral (Lee County)
  • CenturyLink branded building, 4001 Palm Tree Blvd, Cape Coral (Lee County)
  • CenturyLink branded building, 10546 Tipton Dr, Bokeelia (Lee County)
  • CenturyLink branded building, 15361 Stringfellow Rd, Bokeelia (Lee County)
  • Beach Baptist Church, 130 Connecticut St, Ft. Myers Beach (Lee County)

Have additional questions about your account or services? Please call or chat to ask a customer representative for help.