Intelsat to deploy emergency connectivity in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 6, 2022–

Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and ground networks and a leading inflight connectivity (IFC) provider, is sending two FlexMove terminals to hurricane-damaged Florida to provide emergency Internet connectivity to the greater area of ​​Ft. Myer area.

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FlexMove can be configured quickly for immediate internet connectivity needs (Photo: Business Wire)

The terminals will be shipped from Intelsat’s US headquarters in McLean, Virginia, and will be set up and activated by Help.NGO, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) specializing in emergency response and preparedness through the world.

“Our response will include fuel distribution to first responders and affected communities, internet connectivity at fire stations and community centers, and high-resolution mapping in the greater Ft Myers area,” Adam Marlatt, director of operations, Help.NGO.

“When a disaster strikes, temporary communications are essential for first responders and search and rescue teams. This allows people to communicate with the regional emergency operations center (EOC), enabling crews to order additional resources to the scene and meet other critical needs,” said Mark Rasmussen, SVP Mobility at Intelsat. .

The terminals can also be used by area residents to connect their devices to broadband and contact loved ones as well as insurance, banks and healthcare providers to begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.

Intelsat’s FlexMove provides coverage to support global communication, operational efficiency and business continuity in the most remote and challenging environments. It is easy to use and can establish connectivity in minutes.

Intelsat is dedicated to connecting the unconnected around the world. He recently pledged to provide disaster relief to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations (UN). The company promises to provide up to $500,000 in airtime, as well as necessary equipment for use in the event of a disaster.

About Intelsat

As the founding architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the most reliable satellite telecommunications network in the world. We apply our unrivaled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is building the future of global communications with the world’s first hybrid, multi-orbit, software-defined 5G network, designed for simple, seamless, and secure coverage precisely when and where our customers need it most. need. Follow the leader in global connectivity and “Imagine Here” with us at Intelsat.com.

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