Profile Provided by HughesNet
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for over 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The company also supplies essential connectivity to families, business owners and first responders who need to communicate in times of disaster – such as in the aftermath of a hurricane or winter storm.
While you can’t predict exactly when or where a disaster will strike, you can take necessary precautions to mitigate its impact and maintain business continuity. Hughes offers SBCA members some suggestions to help prepare for an unexpected business disruption:
Invest in a backup solution - Implement a network backup solution to supplement your primary Internet service. An internet failover solution, like HughesNet® Internet Continuity, delivers seamless backup service that keeps your operations up when your primary service goes down.
Boost your supply kit – Check that your disaster supply kit is current and includes flashlights, batteries, non-perishable goods and a first aid kit. Consider adding a backup power generator.
Establish an emergency plan - Develop and practice executing business continuity and disaster response plans with your staff so everyone is ready to act in the event of an emergency.
Ensure critical information is accessible - Make sure contact details for employees, vendors and clients -- as well as emergency services -- are saved to the cloud or accessible from any location. Back up important documentation, including passwords, tax and accounting information, insurance coverage and other essential documents.
Ultimately, any disaster response plan is impossible to execute without reliable communications. When cell phone towers are damaged and terrestrial networks are flooded, satellite delivers the continuous connectivity needed to resume normal business operations.