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Segovia Inc is an internet service provider that has largely supplied its services to the military.

In the Aftermath of Hurrican Katrina

On September 8, 2005, Kimberly Palmer wrote for the online journal,, that the internet service provider Segovia Inc. had been contacted by the Air National Guard (ANG) to provide additional bandwidth for bases. [1]

She writes, "Segovia, a Hendon, Va.-based company that, until Katrina, had provided satellite services exclusively to the military, offered ANG a technical solution that evening. The following day, ANG put a contract in place, and Segovia had the network up and running three days later."

On their web site Segovia states: "At Segovia, we’re going above and beyond to support vital warfighting and operational mission requirements."

The company's executives pride themselves on delivering global IP Satellite services for military purposes "in support of the Department of Defense and Homeland Security requirements."

According to Segovia's Executive VP Kirby Farrell sells his technology on price, explaining it costs 2 cents per minute for IP Satellite connectivity while satellite phone use can cost over a dollar a minute. [2]

Communications problems experienced during hurricane Katrina are being carefully analyzed by leaders of high tech businesses. Many already retooled PR campaigns and product lines to include terms relating to U.S. Homeland Security issues after 9/11.

Army Space is a Military Technical Magazine describing space related contracts for NASA and the Military, and it mentions Segovia in a description of "next-generation Space and near-space platforms and sensors," using, "Internet Protocols and a concept known as the Virtual Mission Operations Center (VMOC)to to support command and control of platforms and sensors from nearly anywhere on Earth." [3]

Everything from laser weapons, to nuclear command centers, might use Segovia IP satellite technology as part of a pilot program called, "Net Centricity (RAI-NC)."

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