Sandy Rebuild Helped Along By Satellite Internet Connectivity

Satellite imagery may have changed the way we view the world, especially in disaster situations. But satellite internet is also playing a role in how rebuilding continues following such an occurrence. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, one satellite provider is continuing to provide its voice and internet services to Habitat For Humanity. The organization is relying on the provider to help it coordinate its building efforts.

HughesNet was one satellite company which was able to withstand the Sandy disaster, with next-to-no service disruption. With a switch provided by Cisco, customers in need were able to connect their computers to the internet. As well, a call manager was able to be established so that phone service could be made available. The satellite company said in a statement that it is honored to be helping to support Habitat For Humanity efforts.