Crisis Communication

Crisis Communication

In the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake, a remarkable high-tech communication channel kept the people of Haiti informed. This innovative technology conveys data through the air, but is not dependent on fragile cell transmitters or spotty WiFi connectivity. It was devised by a guy named Marconi.

Just like WWL Radio brought information to New Orleans during and after Katrina, Haiti’s Signal FM has stayed on the air. You can read about it here, visit the station’s website, and even listen to it.


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