Spacenet helps H-E-B deliver disaster relief assistance to hurricane-stricken communities


MCLEAN, Va. Food retailer H-E-B used Spacenet’s high-performance Connexstar satellite services to provide disaster relief to afflicted communities after severe weather. The services enable rapid deployment of completely converged communications to support voice, video and broadband data via satellite for emergency response teams.

After hurricanes Dolly and Ike, H-E-B deployed its Disaster Response Unit (DRU) to affected communities. The support unit consisted of almost 40 vehicles and 12 trailers, all equipped with Spacenet’s Connexstar satellite services. The satellite services enabled the DRU to support critical communications, including high-speed broadband data, during the hurricane relief efforts.

Emergency services also included a mobile H-E-B Pharmacy unit and mobile Business Services unit that enabled displaced residents to receive medications, cash checks and pay bills. 

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