Katrina aftermath wireless proving ground

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by emtech, Oct 6, 2005.

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    Katrina aftermath wireless proving ground

    (AP) -- Hours after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast
    and knocked out telecommunications across much of the region, Mac
    Dearman visited shelters in northern Louisiana to connect
    telephones.

    Dearman doesn't work for a phone company.

    He owns a local wireless Internet service provider, and the gear
    he set up doesn't need a traditional phone network. It carries
    calls -- as well as e-mail and other data -- over the Internet.

    "In the first 24 hours after we plugged the phones in, there were
    11 family members reunited," he said. "We got a hug every time we
    went into a shelter to make sure things are up and running all
    right"...

    For the two full articles, see...
    www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/10/05/katrina.tech.response.ap/
    www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/10/03/mac.dearman/
     
    emtech, Oct 6, 2005
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