Satellite Communications: The Myths, Costs & Capabilities

This past October, New England experienced an early snowstorm that incapacitated businesses when snow laden tree branches crushed power and phone lines from New York City to Maine. Many businesses were prepared for the subsequent power outages via back-up generators, which supported servers and essential services. Yet these precautions did nothing to help anyone connect to the Internet or make a phone call when cable lines and cell towers were crushed with traffic. What so many organizations failed to consider were residual communication plans to ensure voice and data communications remained intact.

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