I think we are all aware of the category 5 tornadoes that hit Alabama and knocked out all communications! The truth is this scenario can take place anywhere in the country and the question still remains: “What do you do?” Cell towers can be destroyed as easily as homes and businesses which can make a natural disaster become even more catastrophic. Peoples’ lives are turned upside down and the idea of losing the most basic of connections with friends and families can create more stress to an already unimaginable situation.
If you thought having access to rural high speed internet was great, have a look at the new satellite technologies that are popping up all over the place. One such service allows people to put up a portable antenna and satellite dish to keep transmissions operable in the event of terrible ‘acts of God’.
Communication is crucial on a normal day but becomes even more so when lives are at stake. Thinking ahead and planning a strategy can be your lifeline and satellite technology your resource. In today’s world you do not need to be left in the dark and a small amount of research can open your eyes to the many possibilities available to you.
The cost of having your own personal suitcase-sized cell tower is negligible considering it will cost somewhere between $15,000 and $45,000 (adding monthly fees to the service). However, as an emergency management tool for companies or towns it may literally be a lifesaver. This is still in its infancy but looks promising. Emergency workers would still need a generator to operate the antenna and satellite dish that are included. Calls are limited to within a half-mile area. As with any new product costs will probably come down over time just as rural satellite internet service has done, making it much more affordable to the consumer.
Who knows what the future may bring? Considering the great strides being made to satellite internet in the country it is no longer such a far-fetched idea that we may all have our own miniature cell towers just as we are currently able to have our own rural satellite internet service. The idea of satellite internet connections was a futuristic concept not too many years ago. It has now grown to astronomical proportions with the advent of satellite radio, television and rural high speed broadband. And the best part is that it is available to everyone, everywhere.
Satellite internet connections are becoming the resource of choice for those who had previously been unable to receive rural high speed internet. Those who once were out of touch for no other reason than they lived outside of standard internet services are included in a big way thanks to rural internet availability through the wonders of satellites.
Don’t let a natural disaster be the thing that makes you think ‘satellite connection’. There is much out there for those who may currently feel cut off from this new world of satellite internet connections. Join the rest of the world now and connect yourself to your future.