Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti and Tolu Odumosu on technology and hurricanes

4 Ways to Get Phone Service the Next Time a Hurricane Sandy Calls
By Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti and Tolu Odumosu
Christian Science Monitor

“In the aftermath of a disaster such as superstorm Sandy, two-way communication is essential. People need to be able to receive news and updates, and to request assistance and provide status updates to loved ones. Yet after hurricane Sandy, large portions of New York, New Jersey, and other areas lost their communication systems — their mobile phone network, cable TV, and Internet. Some sought out the last few pay phones as the only equipment that worked. Here are four ways to better prepare our phones and other devices for the next disaster.”

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