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Consider a natural or man-made disaster, and discuss how a communications network could be recovered from such a disaster. Refer to communication issues experienced during and after the tsunami in December of 2004 or similar issues experienced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005. Provide at least one resource to support your answer.

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Communications failures during Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005
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Many telephones, including most cell phones, and Internet access were not working due to line breaks, destruction of base stations, or power failures, even though some base stations had their own back-up generators. In a number of cases, reporters were asked to brief public officials on the conditions in areas where information was not reaching them any other way.

All local television stations were disrupted. Local ...

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The solution provides a discussion on how communication networks can be recovered from a natural or man-made disaster. The disaster which is discussed is aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Naumann, J. W. (2004, May). Tap Into XBRL''s power the easy way. Journal of Accountancy, 197(5), 32.

Odell, P. (2003, February). HIPPA changes require close study, DMA exec says. Direct, 15(2), 9.

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Phelan, S. & Hayes, M. (2003, April). Before the deluge -- and after. Journal of Accountancy, 195(4), 57.

Richards, J. & Tower, G. (2004, March). Progress on XBRL from an Australian perspective. Australian Accounting Review, 14(1), 81.

Stewart, D. L. (2001, June 29). To protect and to serve. Intelligent Enterprise, 4(10), 42.

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