Is there a way to access the internet via a satellite?
Posted on 2006-07-19
After last years hurricane season and Wilma cutting power to my Hollywood branch office for 4 days, I am looking for business continuity solutions.
Here is my scenario that I would have to work in...
My branch office has no power. And even if it did, all the phone lines are down including our T1. The branch administrator takes her laptop and backs up the server to it. Now she is sitting in her house that has a generator and hurricane shutters. She is safe and so is the laptop and company data.
But she has to make contact with other branches and corporate headquarters to stay in business. She needs to be able to talk to people outside of the disaster zone. Is there a card that I can put in her laptop that would give her access to a satellite? Or something that could pickup a wireless network outside the disaster area? With this, she would be able to use Yahoo voice and talk with whoever she needs to and would not have to depend on the local services.
Short of that solution, is there any other way of being in contact with others?
And lastly but surely just as important, I have a very limited budget to do this with. [read that as $0 and we can work up from there!]
thanks in advance!