said by 49528867: said by nunya:
In a widespread outage such as severe storms or hurricanes, you might as well forget about it.
You have been out of the loop too long, in urban areas most RT's now have gensets sited and do not require the connection of external generators to remain in service.
Unheard of in the northeast. I know some cable systems somewhere in the USA have all their span power supplies having generators in them, someone has to buy these »www.alpha.com/Products/Cable-Bro ··· erators/
. I think I read in some states PUC/PSCes required cablecos to sign up as ILECs to offer phone service, and the law mandated 24/7 uptime/backup power. Comcast Digital Phone (not Voice) and RCN were/are line powered phone service.