Misplaced Efforts?

It seems some geeks and tech-heads have banded together to help restore internet connectivity to areas hit by the tsunami. While this sounds noble, isn’t it true that the people most effected by the tsunami and the earthquake are least likely to have been connected (as in connected to the internet) in the first place? Are these people just helping the vacationers and foreigners? Perhaps I’m all wrong here, and 80% of the population of the portion of Asia was struck by this disaster are active online, but if I’m not, it seems to be a bit of waste of resources given the magnitude of suffering at the moment.