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#1 of 5 Old 08-31-2005, 05:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i keep reading emails from people down south who have no power or water but have internet. how?
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They're staying with others who do have power and access to the net would be my guess.

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Blackberry, or wireless internet card in a laptop. Or calling a friend on a cell phone and dictating the message.
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Blackberry, or wireless internet card in a laptop. Or calling a friend on a cell phone and dictating the message.
But wouldn't that require a satellite dish or a cell tower? (<---I'm really clueless here)
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But wouldn't that require a satellite dish or a cell tower? (<---I'm really clueless here)
Yes, they would. My assumption here (and if anybody knows any different, I won't be offended to be corrected,) is that cell towers are considered critical infrastructure because they're so important to rescue efforts. So they're probably built to withstand anything. And, given that they're fairly simple steel structures, that wouldn't be difficult. Equiping them with generators that are well above flood levels also wouldn't be difficult.
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