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Disaster Tech Lab Recruiting Volunteers for Second Philippine Trip

By | September 12, 2014
      Philippines Disaster Tech Lab

      An area in the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Disaster Tech Lab

      [Via Satellite 09-12-2014] Disaster Tech Lab, a non-profit dedicated to restoring connectivity in disaster-affected areas, is recruiting volunteers for a second trip to the Philippines. The organization conducted the first deployment following Typhoon Haiyan, establishing multiple Wi-Fi access points and installing a fixed C-band satellite dish.

      The 10-day follow up trip will focus on resolving ongoing technical issues with the satellite service, as well as installing a 3G service and extending the available Wi-Fi footprint. Disaster Tech Lab is seeking four volunteers with expertise in Wi-Fi networking. The trip is planned tentatively between late November and mid-December and food and accommodations will be provided. Volunteers will revisit Arapal Camp on the island of Cebu, where residents have been using satellite services for communication, e-learning and disaster resilience.