Unmet Internet Connectivity Need in Puerto Rico Shelters Solved by Expedition Communications

Expedition Communications with the Red Cross at Guayanilla

Hundreds of Refugees Instantly Connected in Three Southern Puerto Rico Shelters

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Jan. 13] – Expedition Communications donated time, equipment & service to give stranded earthquake refugees immediate emergency access to free Wi-Fi.

On Monday, 1/13/2020, the installation team at Expedition Communications installed the first of three High-Availability Satellite Internet connectivity systems with WiFi in the Guayanilla shelter. The other two locations that will receive Satellite Internet systems include the shelters in Peñuelas, and Guanica. The remaining two locations are scheduled to be active by January 15th. The recently installed system in Guayanilla delivered speeds over 25Mbps. This means that the hundreds of people living and working in each shelter will have access to reliable internet in uncertain times. 

“Once the satellite antennas were active, people were instantly connecting. You could tell that we were solving the challenge of an unmet need,” stated Jose Abril, Director of Sales for Expedition Communications

Expedition Communications and the Red Cross team in Guayanilla

Expedition Communications & the Red Cross Team

This photo captures the happy faces of the Red Cross representatives with the Expedition team after the successful satellite internet installation at the Guayanilla shelter.

Over the past week, Mr. Abril has been working with Manejo de Emergencias, the Mayors and representatives from the Red Cross to coordinate the donation and implementation of satellite internet services for the shelters.

“In times like these, our systems are very useful and easy to implement. That’s why the leadership at Expedition Communications was eager to help both businesses and residents. We want to be a true part of the community and give back the best way we know-how – through the power of communication & connectivity,” continued Mr. Abril.    

The recent addition of free Wi-Fi connectivity, in the three shelter locations, comes on the heels of Expedition Communication waiving installation fees for businesses for the next 60 days. Businesses interested in more details are urged to contact 1-877-410-8101.

Expedition Communications is a global telecommunications provider. The company specializes in designing and streamlining satellite-based connectivity solutions. These solutions power the daily flow of information for small to enterprise-sized businesses. Since inception in 2008, the company has partnered with a wide range of clients across many verticals including but not limited to financial institutions, non-profit organizations, government, military, oil & gas, healthcare, retail, grocery and more. By offering reliable services and technologies including Satellite Broadband Internet, VSAT systems, wireless solutions, and digital media displays, Expedition Communications enables clients to focus on driving business growth, rather than thinking about their telecommunication needs.

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