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camper
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Bethel, CT
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One thing where DSL is better than cable...

Back in 2003 when the Northeast US experienced a very significant blackout ( »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_···_of_2003 ) I had DSL for internet access.

My home network has a UPS with eight hours of backup for my home network infrastructure. During the blackout, when all around me was darkened, my DSL internet access continued to work. The DSL modem kept me on the internet until the batteries in my UPS were drained. Eight hours.

A couple of days ago some nasty thunderstorms cruised through the area. Power was out for 12 hours. Comcast's internet service stopped after two minutes of power loss. Two minutes.

Comcast can only provide internet service for two minutes when there is a power outage. That is really shameful.