Comcast's Universal park in Orlando to reopen Tuesday; company assessing cable operations

Hurricane Irma
Palm trees bend against the wind near the Haulover Park Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Station at Haulover Park as Hurricane Irma passes by Sunday in North Miami Beach, Fla.

Making a quick recovery from Hurricane Irma, Comcast-owned Universal Orlando theme park says it plans to reopen Tuesday morning. It had closed its attractions Saturday night.

But Comcast Corp. — the nation’s largest cable-TV company, with significant widespread operations in Florida —  says it’s still assessing its Irma-damaged cable and internet operations.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that more than 6 million Floridians have lost their electric power. Comcast can’t restore internet and cable-TV to those customers until electric power is restored, the company said Monday.

A Comcast spokeswoman said the company has not given a customer impact from Irma. Comcast has said it has a substantial number of customers throughout Florida, including the hard-hit Miami metro area.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have battered Comcast. Matt Strauss, executive vice president, XFINITY Services, said at a California investor conference last week that Comcast could shed 100,000 to 150,000 TV customers in the third quarter because of the storms and industry competition.