One of the most valuable aspects of satellites is that they can provide services from space, even if terrestrial networks on the ground have been damaged or destroyed, or areas on the ground are blocked and unable to be surveyed. This makes satellite services uniquely reliable and an invaluable tool for emergency responders during disaster relief. It also aids humanitarian organizations and repair crews during disaster management and recovery. Satellites can also provide valuable business continuity services post disaster and backhaul capacity for network restoration. For these reasons, public safety agencies, emergency responders and all levels of government plus commercial enterprises should consider how to incorporate satellite services into their emergency communications preparations before a disaster strikes.
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