|reply to Smith6612 |
Re: [DSL] no power, but still working POTS and DSL :)
It doesn't surprise me that they kept the DSLAM running on generator power, but I was mildly surprised that they opted to keep it running on battery power before the generator was trucked in. Our power went out at 12:15am, while the generator was trucked in sometime between 10am and 2pm, so we can conclude that they ran the entire CO off battery power for at least ten hours.
To their credit, Blue Ridge Cable kept their plant up and running as well. They trucked in tiny little generators that were stacked on their field repeaters. It sure would have been nice if Time Warner had made plans to do that in the Binghamton area, following Irene and Lee last year. Some of my friends were without cable service for more than a week after that. A local insurance agency that I work with had to run their entire operation off cell phones, which is inexcusable in my mind. I have an e-mail from one of the local Time Warner executives, wherein he blames the local power utility for the problems. Hey, it's not our fault!