This post is made possible by our new BGAN satellite unit. With this we are no longer completely reliant on phone lines, or mobile phone networks for our connection to the internet. In fact, with the ability for the unit and laptops to run on battery power, and the unit providing its own wireless network, we can function for a couple of hours at least with no cables at all! We can also use it as a satellite phone.
With the new Emergency Management Information System being web based, having a back-up connection to the internet for when the phone lines go down is quite important, and the BGAN unit is just the ticket.