In 2012, President Obama signed an executive order mandating that during a national emergency, Homeland Security will take over all communications.
But the telecommunications giants control the switch.
Foreign delegates descend upon a small town in upstate New York to view the "next big thing". It allows nationwide access to the internet, without cable, phone lines, or wireless towers. And it's virtually free!.
Some seek to license it. Others want to steal it. But one man has a much bolder plan.
A former CIA staffer turned chef is unwittingly charged with preventing America's first nationwide blackout. And his solution is a recipe to die for.