Satellite provides the most effective and resilient back-up solution in a future natural disaster. Satellite offers immediate accessibility to even the most remote areas. In addition to being more reliable, broadband satellite is also more affordable in an emergency.

Satellite communications infrastructure has indisputably proven to be the most resilient when it comes to terrestrial emergencies

Terrestrial communications infrastructures are centralized and linear in nature which make them highly susceptible to natural disasters. A single break in that linear infrastructure disconnects countless communities proceeding it. On the other hand, the satellite communications link is impervious to terrestrial disasters. With merely a low capacity back-up power supply, hospitals, police stations, community centers and municipalities emergency centers can restore communications right after the event and independent of each other.

CPR's model for an integrated preparedness and response network ensures the island of Puerto Rico against being cut-off in emergencies. Reconnecting a coordinated satellite network takes only minutes to a few hours, after which predetermined protocols can be put in place to deliver vital help to those who need it, and provide a way to share the information necessary to know what resources are needed and where.

Need for Local Satellite Origination

Only replicating the infrastructure that was destroyed by Hurricane Maria is a costly short-term solution.

The next natural disaster will inevitably cause similar damage to some or all of the terrestrial system and leave many parts of the island isolated again.

Integrating satellite into the network, provides a quick solution to an immediate problem and future-proofs the communications infrastructure.

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A resilient communications network for Disaster and Preparedness is necessary. Local presence in this task is essential. The response to hurricanes Irma and Maria highlighted the lack of communication equipment, and personnel with the expertise necessary to establish emergency communications.

This network would allow coordinated protocols to be established, vital information shared, and provide reliable communications in case of emergency and the continuity of operations and services.

  • Provides connectivity to areas that are cut off (rural, mountainous areas)
  • Serves as backup to existing terrestrial networks in a complementary basis in urban areas
  • Future proofs the island against future events
  • Create WIFI hotpots with capacity to integrate first responders, hospitals business and government agencies with much needed communications.
  • Mobile communications terminals can be fitted with satellite technology for more versatile and specified needs.