DISH Donates HDTV and Internet to Red Cross: Helping Sandy Victims in NJ and NY

Monday, November 12, 2012 9:10 am MST

By:

John Hall

To aid northeast residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy, last week DISH installed HDTV satellite service and dishNET high-speed Internet in Red Cross relief centers in New Jersey and New York. Thousands of residents were in need of information and communication tools, and DISH’s technology was not hindered by the conditions left by the storm.

In fact, thousands of displaced residents watched returns come in on election night on DISH service in relief centers, and then turned to updated weather information as last week’s nor’easter moved in.

The Red Cross shared with us: “For clients in shelters, up-to-date information is critical. Clients who are staying in shelters have the opportunity to email family in non-impacted areas and to be able to watch nightly news and see updates on recovery efforts. Each day, because of the reliability of DISH services in Red Cross shelters and operations headquarters, more accurate decisions can be made.”

To find out what you can do to help the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts, visit www.redcross.org

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