“Together with local technology partners, SES Networks and X are providing reliable high-performance connectivity to Puerto Ricans whose lives have been devastated by hurricane Maria and who have limited means of communication.”
SES is also a part of Emergency.lu, an initiative organised by the grand duchy’s government to provide satellite services to NGOs working in disaster zones. That outfit has been active in helping Dominica following Hurricane Maria.
Separately, Intelsat announced its support for several aid programmes in the region, including:
“Satellite solutions are unique in their ability to provide near-instant communications networks in areas where disasters have crippled terrestrial infrastructure.”
Three vehicles operated by the telecommunications firm Liberty Global are “travelling throughout Puerto Rico... over the next eight weeks as part of a caravan that will deliver basic necessities and Internet connectivity to residents in 29 remote towns,” Intelsat said on 23 October 2017. Photo: Business Wire