// PRESS & MEDIA

Articles from around the web, media hits, press releases, and brand resources.

2020

Media / Articles

September 22, 2020 - Grays Harbor Talk - Access Free Wi-Fi Hotspots Thanks to Grays Harbor PUD

September 17, 2020 - EIN Presswire - State effort to expand rural broadband gets boost from Better Health Together

September 16, 2020 - Meyersdale Public Library - “Homework Hub” WiFi and other improvements

September 15, 2020 - KBKW - Drive-In Wi-Fi Hotspot Now Available for Free Internet in Humptulips

September 8, 2020 - CDP Blog - Announcing Round Seven of COVID-19 Grants Totaling More Than $2.6 Million

September 3, 2020 - The Tribune-Democat - We can’t let kids fall behind because of technology gaps

September 1, 2020 - Network World - Many ad hoc Wi-Fi networks from the outset of COVID-19 still in use

September 1, 2020 - The Daily World - PUD adds mobile hotspot to Olympic Stadium

August 26, 2020 - Gladwin County Record - Beaverton Schools adapt to a changing education program

August 20, 2020 - Santa Fe New Mexican - SFPS official says district ‘in better shape than rest of state’ for virtual learning

August 8, 2020 - Santa Fe New Mexican - Are families ready for online instruction?

July 22, 2020 - Record & Clarion - ITDRC brings free wifi centers to Gladwin County

July 21, 2020 - Midland Daily News - Internet access for residents applying for federal assistance

July 13, 2020 - What's the Ruckus Podcast - It's a DISASTER - Doing good with ITDRC's Joe Hillis

July 2, 2020 - North County Outlook - COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily Bulletin

July 2, 2020 - Washington Department of Commerce - Welcome to the Washington State Drive-In WiFi Hotspots Location Finder

July 2, 2020 - Washington Military Department - Better wi-fi, better mapping part of state EOC's COVID-19 response

June 29, 2020 - Margaret Shontz Memorial Library

June 29, 2020 - WTHD - ITDRC Provides Aid For Internet In St. Joseph County

June 26, 2020 - Hillsdale Daily News - County WiFi spots available

June 25, 2020 - SES - Hurricane Michael Relief: Enabling effective damage assessment

June 18, 2020 - Community Learning Network - ITDRC "HomeworkHub" Free Wireless Internet Hotspots

June 17, 2020 - WECT News - Free wifi hotspots installed around the Town of Navassa

June 13, 2020 - The Meadville Tribune - Crawford County libraries ready to open with limited services Monday

June 12, 2020 - Solomon's Words Blog - Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Offer Extended Wifi

May 28, 2020 - Dr. Chaos Podcast - Cyber Troops Volunteering with the ITDRC

May 20, 2020 - Network Collective Podcast - Using Technology in Disaster Response

May 11, 2020 - Network World - Wi-Fi to the rescue as governments react to COVID pandemic

May 19, 2020 - Chinook Observer - Wi-Fi hotspots expanding on peninsula

May 5, 2020 - NBC News - In rural Oklahoma, a Wi-Fi hot spot brings a dash of hope and excitement

April 30, 2020 - FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

April 29, 2020 - Consumer Reports - Libraries and Schools Are Bridging the Digital Divide During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 22, 2020 - Axios Login - $2M from Facebook for crisis connectivity

April 22, 2020 - Facebook Coronavirus Blog - Partnering with ITDRC and NetHope to Address the Digital Divide

March 26, 2020 - Cambium Networks - 7 Questions on the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center

Press Releases

June 10, 2020 - Fortinet Foundation Creates Employee Matching Fund in Global Response to COVID-19

April 23, 2020 - ITDRC Hotspots Helping Communities that Lack Basic Internet Access

2019

Media / Articles

March 19, 2019 - AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog - AWS Disaster Response Program: Aiding Disaster Relief

March 13, 2019 - OnSIP Blog - ITDRC OPEX19: Disaster Tech Training

January 10, 2019 - PC Mag - Tech to the Rescue: How Google's Data Science Aids Crisis Response

January 8, 2019 - Google Keywood Blog - A year of lessons learned from Google.org

Press Releases

April 29, 2019 - Disaster Technology Nonprofit Recognizes Supporters of Critical Communications Efforts (PDF)

2018

Media / Articles

November 29, 2018 - Steven Steinberg - UAS mapping the Woolsey Fire

November 12, 2018 - OnSIP Blog - Nonprofit Org Provides Vital Communications and IT Tech to Devastated Communities

July 9, 2018 - AGL Media - Volunteers Bridge Comm-Infra Gap When Disasters Strike

April 23, 2018 - WiFi NOW - Getting to know ITDRC: A Decade of Connecting Communities in Crisis

April 3, 2018 - Spiceworks - Extreme IT: Volunteer org reconnects communities after disaster strikes

March 2, 2018 - KERA News - When Disaster Strikes, This Dallas Nonprofit Helps Reconnect Communities

February 2, 2018 - WiFi Now - Disaster Wi-Fi: Strong connections for the world’s weakest spots

January 30, 2018 - Dallas Observer - DFW-Based Nonprofit Struggles to Bring Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico Back Online

January 25, 2018 - Ruckus Room - Wi-Fi Delivers Critical Communications for Disaster Recovery

Press Releases

December 20, 2018 - All-volunteer Teams from ITDRC.org Deliver Critical Communications Support to 142 Disaster-Struck Areas in 2018 (PDF)

August 20, 2018 - Nonprofit Provides Critical Internet Access For Fire Personnel and Eveacuees During Mendocino Complex Fire (link)

Archive

Media / Articles

November 17, 2017 - Google Blog - ‘Tis the season to Fi it Forward

November 9, 2017 - ARUP Laboratories - Hurricane Relief: ARUP Engineer Rebuilds Puerto Rico’s Network Infrastructure

November 2017 - Internews - Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

October 31, 2017 - NYMag Select/all - What Happens to the Internet After a Disaster?

October 30, 2017 - Clear to Send - Deploying Wi-Fi During Natural Disasters

October 14, 2017 - Google.org - Supporting those affected by the California fires

October 9, 2017 - Business Wire - DISH Assisting Customers and Communities in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

October 9, 2017 - Broadcasting & Cable - Dish 'Pauses' Service to Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

September 28, 2017 - SF Chronicle - Disaster alerts can go out by radio and wireless, but humans thwart them

September 22, 2017 - NRG - Texas Strong: People Coming Together in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

September 19, 2017 - Financial News - DISH Deploys 150 Outside Technicians To Hurricane-Impacted Areas

September 18, 2017 - OnSIP - OnSIP Partners with ITDRC to Bring Communications Back to Houston

September 14, 2017 - NY Times Markets - DISH Assisting Customers and Communities Impacted by Irma

September 14, 2017 - The Ruckus Room - Donate Ruckus Access Points to Help Disaster Victims

September 11, 2017 - MacTech - Information Technology Disaster Resource Center

September 6, 2017 - Residential Systems - CEDIA Exhibitors Can Support Hurricane Responders

August 29, 2017 - Great Nonprofits - Hurricane Harvey: Here Are 5 Charities That Need Your Help

July 24, 2017 - Northwest Herald - Relief arrives as Fox River water levels decrease

July 13, 2017 - MarketWired - ITDRC Expands Disaster Response Capabilities through New Technologies and Employee Volunteers

January 10, 2017 - Library Journal - WhiteSpace Project Could Grow Rural Broadband Access

December 12, 2016 - DISH Newsroom - DISH Supports Tennessee Wildfire Relief...

November 13, 2016 - The Tech Guy! - Episode 1340 - How can I get started in IT?

October 20, 2016 - Telecompetitor - Libraries TV White Space Project Wins $250,000 Grant

September 2, 2016 - Vericom - Vericom Donates To The ITDRC To Equip Deweyville ISD With Updated Technologies Post-Flood

August 23, 2016 - Converge - Nonprofit IT Disaster Resource Center Helps Deweyville, Texas, High School Post-Flood

August 9, 2016 - Beaumont Enterprise - Volunteers equip Deweyville classrooms with updated technologies

August 4, 2016 - 12NewsNow - Deweyville ISD gets ready for new school year

July 22, 2016 - State Journal - High-tech volunteers provide communications for WV flood response efforts

April 4, 2016 - Philanthropy Journal - Connection Amidst Disaster: The Role of Information Technology During Recovery

March 10, 2016 - Team Rubicon - Movin' On Up – A TechRep and Then Some

March 8, 2016 - Domestic Preparedness - Digital Humanitarians

January 21, 2016 - NT Daily - North Texas Tornado Damage

November 11, 2015 - Elite Daily - Lifelong Heroes: Meet The Vets Who Rebuild Communities After Disasters

September 17, 2015 - Okanogan Complex Fire Information - Nonprofit ITDRC provides free technology assistance to fire camp

July 10, 2015 – SatelliteToday – Next Generation Technology Signals the Future of Antenna Innovation

July 9, 2015 - SBCA - Communities Benefit from SatelliteCARES program

June 25, 2015 - FEMA - Creating Tech Corps: Disaster Tech Comes in Big and Small Packages

June 17, 2015 - FEMA - FEMA Launches Innovative National Volunteer Program to Enhance Disaster Response and Recovery

June, 1, 2015 - Team Rubicon - Up and Running in Texas

January 13, 2015 - satnews - Getting Involved With Disaster Recovery Is The SBCA + Partnership With ITDRC

December 22, 2014 - IBHS - What’s in Your Business Disaster Recovery Toolbox?

September 17, 2014 - DISH - DISH On Board for Disaster Relief

January 2, 2014 – TechPresident – BYO Mesh Network: Commotion 1.0 Toolkit Released For New Year

June 5, 2013 - TeamRubicon - The Comms Machine

June 2, 2013 - rAVe Edge WAVEcast - When AV/IT Really Matters

May 13, 2013 - Satellite Today - ViaSat Plays Key Disaster Recovery Role in Texas

March 15, 2013 - TEXSAR - TEXSAR Assists in Search for Candice Shields

January 25, 2013 - infoTech Spotlight - ITDRC Receives Kudos from CITGO and Sun Coast Resources

January 3, 2013 - Church Production Magazine - A/V Technology Aids in Sandy Relief

November 30, 2012 - Enterprise Storage Forum - Disaster Recovery: IT Pros Handle Hurricane Sandy

November 29, 2012 - JD Systems - ITAV Convergence Takes a New Form in Hurricane Sandy Relief

November 21, 2012 - Mashable - Unlikely Tech Alliance Aids Recovery After Sandy

November 16, 2012 - Commercial Integrator - Superstorm Sandy: Industry Reacts to Devastation

November 13, 2012 - SMB Nation Blog - Sticking Up For Each Other

November 12, 2012 - TechPresident - In Red Hook, Mesh Network Connects Sandy Survivors Still Without Power

November 10, 2012 - Sean McIntyre - Hacking FEMA

November 8, 2012 - TechnicallySound - Join Us In Supporting Hurricane Sandy Relief

November 5, 2012 - StorageCraft | RecoveryZone - CASE STUDY: ITDRC and StorageCraft

November 1, 2012 - TUC Managed - Think About Your Disaster Recovery Plan

October 11, 2012 - MSP Mentor - Think About Your Disaster Recovery Plan

October 8, 2012 - SMB Nation Blog - Think About Planning for Disaster Recovery

October 3, 2012 - StorageCraft | RecoveryZone - Disaster Recovery Volunteers Make a Difference

October 2, 2012 - IEEE Computing | Now - Technology Volunteers Make a Difference

October 1, 2012 - Emergency Management - DisasterZone - Disaster IT Support for Free

May 21, 2012 - KODE ABC12 - Four States Home Page - Protecting Company Information During Disasters

April 26, 2012 - Data Protection - Problems Underscore Value of Disaster Recovery

April 17, 2012 - Business Opportunity - FREE Small Business Disaster Preparedness Road Show Starts This Month

March 12, 2012 - The Suburban Newspaper - HELP & ITDRC Mobilizing

November 14, 2011 - Joplin TriState Business Online - Joplin non-profits awarded computer donations

November 3, 2011 - Creating IT Futures - After a Disaster, Reconnecting Communities

October 28, 2011 - RTOHQ - MRDA pitches in computer equipment for Joplin non-profits

Press Releases

July 13, 2017 - ITDRC Expands Disaster Response Capabilities through New Technologies and Employee Volunteers (link)

October 18, 2016 - Cybrary Partners with Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (link)

September 13, 2016 - Non-Profit ITDRC to Showcase Disaster Recovery Efforts, Offers Tours of Mobile Command Center in Expo Hall (PDF)

June 1, 2016 - Solar Stik Donates Equipment to Support ITDRC (link)

October 13, 2015 - CEDIA 2015 Attendees Can Tour ITDRC Mobile Command Center Serving Firefighters, Flood Victims (PDF)

October 7, 2015 - Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now (link)

June 23, 2015 - ITDRC Joins FEMA's Tech Corps Program to Fill Critical Technology Gaps During Disasters (link)

March 24, 2015 - Winegard Partners with ITDRC to Modernize and Outfit its Mobile Technology Units with Satellite and Local Broadcast HDTV Antennas for Disaster Relief Efforts (link)

January 6, 2015 - ITDRC and SBCA Announce Satellite CARES Program (link)

January 1, 2015 - ITDRC Launches National Disaster Relief Coordination Center in Dallas (link)

December 8, 2014 - Wireless LAN Professionals Conference selects ITDRC as 2015 Charity Partner (link)

November 14, 2014 - ITDRC sponsors IAEM Emerging Technology Caucus (ETC) at the 2014 Annual Conference and EXPO in San Antonio (link)

October 1, 2014 - Information Technology Disaster Resource Center to Participate in Iron and Steel Run – NYC to Quantico (link)

September 17, 2014 - IDV Solutions Partners with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (link)

June 4, 2014 - ITDRC named Charity Partner at CEDIA EXPO 2014 in Denver. (link)

March 31, 2014 - The International Avaya Users Group Selects Information Technology Disaster Resource Center as Charity Partner for CONVERGE2014. (link)

February 20, 2014 - Information Technology Disaster Resource Center Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign. (link)

January 25, 2014 - ITDRC Awards Technology Equipment Grant to West EMS for new Ambulance Station.

January 21, 2014 - ITDRC Helps Private School Replace Stolen Computers.

January 10, 2014 - ITDRC Installs Infrastructure in new Long Term Recovery Center in West, TX.

December 5, 2013 - ITDRC named a Top-Rated NonProfit on GreatNonprofits.org for 2013 (link)

October 15, 2013 - ITDRC to sponsor and exhibit at 61st Annual International Association of Emergency Mangers Conference in Reno, Nevada. (link)

June 18, 2013 - CompTIA MSP Practice Awards ITDRC $2,500 Technology Grant (link)

April 2, 2013 - ITDRC Spring Disaster Preparedness Tour: "Building Disaster Resilient Communities" kicks off in Dallas, TX April 16.

December 1, 2012 - ITDRC to provide Information and Communications Technology support for Operation Urban Shield in Austin, Texas.

October 29, 2012 - The ITDRC and its partners are mobilizing equipment to provide relief to parts of New England. Primary operations will be providing public wifi and voice connectivity for Disaster Recovery Centers and other public gathering sites.

August 28, 2012 - The ITDRC, partnered with ViaSat, is providing Technical Assistance and Point of Distribution Logistics to the community of Braithewaite and Shell Beach, Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac.

August 24, 2012 - ITDRC to provide technology support at Hurricane Exercise in Houston, TX for the HELP Foundation & Team Rubicon Incident Management Teams

August 5, 2012 - Technology Assistance Available to Communities and Small Businesses Affected by OK Wildfires. (link)

June 23, 2012 - ITDRC participates in ARRL Field Day 2012 with the Denton County Amateur Radio Association (TX) to test emergency communications capabilities.

June 13, 2012 - The ITDRC will participate in the 2012 Texas Unites Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

April 6, 2012 - ITDRC to begin 26-stop Disaster Preparedness Road Tour on April 23. These Free technology events are targeted to help small businesses and non-profits continue operations after a disaster. (PDF)

March 26, 2012 - The ITDRC received a LifeSize Connections grant from LifeSize to aid in remote relief efforts for the 2012 Response Season.

March 3, 2012 - ITDRC aiding in relief efforts for tornado stricken areas in Indiana and Kentucky. (PDF)

February 29, 2012 - ITDRC assisting small businesses affected by the Leap Day Tornadoes in Branson, Missouri.

January 23, 2012 - ITDRC deploys to Center Point, AL to assist small businesses with continuity and recovery after an EF-3 tornado struck the community.

January 9, 2012 - Agility Recovery and ITDRC announce partnership to help small businesses prepare for disaster recovery. (PDF)

December 15, 2011 - ITDRC joins Central Texas (Austin) VOAD.

November 4, 2011 - ITDRC joins Tarrant County Texas VOAD.

October 28, 2011 - ITDRC Secures Computer Equipment Donation for Joplin, MO Non-profits. (PDF)

September 1, 2011 - The ITDRC is has joined the National Preparedness Month Coalition and has pledged to spread the word about preparedness to the community. Each day throughout the month of September, we will be posting tips and helpful hints through our social media sites, Twitter and Facebook.

August 29, 2011 - ITDRC deployed to North Carolina to aid in Hurricane Irene relief efforts.

July 27, 2011 - ITDRC accepting computer equipment donations for Joplin area non-profits. (PDF)

July 20, 2011 - ITDRC is sending resources to Joplin, Missouri to aid in the relief efforts from the recent tornadoes.

April 29, 2011 - The ITDRC has been contracted by the Alabama EMA to provide operations and communications support in Hackleburg, Alabama.

March 27, 2011 - Join the ITDRC at the 2011 "Ready or Not" Hurricane Workshop in Houston, Texas, June 4, 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

March 18, 2011 - The ITDRC will be participating in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout at 10:15 AM CDT on April 28, 2011. Visit here for more information.

March 11, 2011 - ITDRC to attend AT&T Network Disaster Recovery Exercise in Dallas, TX, March 16, 2011.

February 12, 2011 - ITDRC executes MOU with HELP Foundation in Houston, TX to provide Information Technology Services.

December 15, 2010 - The ITDRC will be participating in the 2011 Harris County CERT Rodeo, February 12, 2011 in Humble, TX.

August 5, 2010 - Clearwire Corporation provides CLEAR WiMax Voice and Data Services to ITDRC Disaster Response Teams. (PDF)

June 17, 2010 - ITDRC and HELP Foundation Join Forces for the 2010 Hurricane Season. (PDF)

April 1, 2010 - Join the ITDRC at the 2010 "Ready or Not" Hurricane Workshop in Houston, Texas this June! We will be distributing informational packets as well as offering a Business Impact Analysis for your business.

August 10, 2009 - The ITDRC has aquired a 1990 Thomas Mobile Command Center and is outfitting the inside for disaster operations.

August 1, 2009 - MPX Sales and Services, Inc. has generously donated an Ellis and Watts Mobile Office Trailer that the ITDRC will refurbish for disaster operations.