A Letter to the Haitian People

Skycasters sends its condolences and well wishes to the people of Haiti.

As earthquake aftershocks continue to affect the region, Skycasters’ Haitian customers will assess their communications links, and we will work with them to reestablish their links as they repoint dishes shaken out of alignment.

Natural disasters are foremost on our minds, as it’s times like this when communications capabilities are needed the most. Whether first responders, or the ongoing operations of governmental organizations or businesses, fast communications during emergency situations is paramount.

Planning for disaster means installing business grade materials using industrial methods. That means steel pole mounts embedded in concrete, or flat roof non-penetrating mounts held down with hundreds of pounds of block. Sometimes that even means deploying an auto-pointing dish on a Skycasters trailer, storing it in a storm-proof, quake-proof structure, and pulling it out, turning on the generator, and connecting to the Internet or calling on your VoIP phone when all the area cell phones and wi-fi networks are disabled.

Whether a fixed dish, or a mobile mount, we make every effort to ensure our customers and their installers make their satellite installations the strongest and most stable in the industry.

But when the Earth rocks or hurricane winds blow, the forces of nature may exceed even the most rugged of tolerances. Even storm-proof or quake-proof shelters have their limits. In these cases, all you can do is hope for the best, and fix the rest.

Over the years we have provided satellite broadband Internet to hundreds of Haitian business and governmental customers. Because the Caribbean island nations are by nature far from major continental centers of commerce, sometimes broadband satellite is the surest way to make a secure and high bandwidth connection to the Internet, to other nations, to your customers, or your other company facilities.

There is nothing to ease your pain, Haiti, except finding your families safe. Our hearts go out to you.

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