Satellite communications help community recover from Sandy

04/21/2013 | Urgent Communications

An isolated New York City community that was slammed by Hurricane Sandy and shut off from most communications has begun to recover with the help of broadband satellite feeds provided by Hughes Network Systems and Cisco Systems. The help came thank to a referral from the nonprofit Global VSAT Forum, according to this firsthand account from Breezy Point, N.Y. "When the communications truck pulled up in front of our makeshift office at a gutted-out church, it was like the cavalry arriving," writes Jim Killoran, an executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, N.Y.

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