John Whitford Communications Becomes Satellite CARES Provider

John Whitford Communications Becomes Satellite CARES Provider
Atascadero, CA, February 26, 2015 --( John Whitford Communications is pleased to announce participation in the Satellite Community Aid Relief Efforts program, also known as Satellite CARES program. The program is a partnership effort between the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) and Satellite Broadcasting and Communication Association (SBCA) which represents the consumer satellite industry.

John Whitford Communications technicians will work together with ITDRC and other volunteer professionals from the tech community to deploy technical resources and emergency communications, including Internet connectivity in shelters and disaster relief centers to help reconnect the community.

Since joining the program, Technicians have completed the training provided by ITDRC to get the best knowledge possible for these unexpected situations. They are prepared to provide resources and equipment to help in times of need. For example, they will be able to set up a trailer with Broadband services to file a claim with FEMA, etc.

“Connecting people is one of the best ways to help in times like these,” says Joseph Widoff, President of the SBCA Foundation who founded Satellite CARES. “The SBCA is pleased to be a part of this program. The industry now has a national footprint with thousands of trained professionals who can assist affected communities with satellite video and broadband services.”

“Supporting the community with communications in a disaster is a key element to recovery,” says John Whitford, owner John Whitford Communications. “During a disaster keeping people in touch with family is critical,” said John Whitford.

“This partnership will enable thousands of trained technicians to volunteer their skills and resources for disaster relief,” said Joe Hillis, Operations Director of ITDRC. “Oftentimes terrestrial networks are impacted by disaster, and John Whitford Communications has the necessary resources and expertise in communications technologies to connect responders and community organizers while the public infrastructure is being restored.”

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