Built-in resiliency through satellite communications can save time, lives in disaster response July 06, 2020 Resource Type News Articles This article was originally published on the Federal News Network online at federalnewsnetwork.com Modern “wireless” connections, like Wi-Fi and cellular service, are actually not wireless at all. In fact, they depend on wires that run underground and over old-fashioned telephone poles to send communications signals back and forth to the core network. They are only truly ‘wireless’ at the last segment of the transmission – when the connection hands off to a Wi-Fi access point or cell tower that broadcasts the signal the rest of the way to your device. But during a natural disaster, that can be a major vulnerability. When terrestrial communications networks go down in the wake of an earthquake, a tornado or flooding from a hurricane, Wi-Fi and cellular connections simply won’t work. For government agencies in the business of providing vital services to citizens, a backup communications plan is essential to ensure business continuity at all times – and especially in times of natural disaster. Click here to read the full article.