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Alcohol
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join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
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reply to Badger3k

Re: cable outage on 11/2

said by Badger3k:

said by Alcohol:

Doesn't really help people who need Internet for home businesses. Why does it take 10 days for the isp to restore Internet when power company can fix the entire substation and cell phone company can put up new towers in less time. Is the problem more complicated or is comcast not prepared/capable?

If your home business is that dependent on internet access then you should have a better DR plan to avoid this all together. Having a single residential based connection is just asking for trouble.

I love how people attack and assume. Nobody said it was a residential line.
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Badger3k
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Franklin, OH
It wasn't meant to be an attack. Residential or not, if the Internet is that critical then there needs to be a backup plan. The OP said cable so yes the assumption is residential. Maybe your situation is different.


Alcohol
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Climax, MI
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said by Badger3k:

It wasn't meant to be an attack. Residential or not, if the Internet is that critical then there needs to be a backup plan. The OP said cable so yes the assumption is residential. Maybe your situation is different.

There is a backup plan. It's called tethering on att which is costing me $10 per gb.
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norbert26
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join:2010-08-10
Warwick, RI
said by Alcohol:

said by Badger3k:

It wasn't meant to be an attack. Residential or not, if the Internet is that critical then there needs to be a backup plan. The OP said cable so yes the assumption is residential. Maybe your situation is different.

There is a backup plan. It's called tethering on att which is costing me $10 per gb.

perhaps a better backup plan would be see about getting DSL . then you would have two connections to ensure business needs.


Hayward
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Key West, FL
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said by norbert26:

said by Alcohol:

said by Badger3k:

It wasn't meant to be an attack. Residential or not, if the Internet is that critical then there needs to be a backup plan. The OP said cable so yes the assumption is residential. Maybe your situation is different.

There is a backup plan. It's called tethering on att which is costing me $10 per gb.

perhaps a better backup plan would be see about getting DSL . then you would have two connections to ensure business needs.

And since DSL rides regulated POTS copper tends to be more reliable than cable and if close enough be direct to CO line is self powered, significantly backed up, often with generator or one can be gotten before batteries fail.
Cable has no such requirements, and can have as flimsy an infrastructure as they wish.

Telco trunk lines are also pretty heavy duty and many times seen them and poles on the ground but still functioning. Power and cable not.

I have had DSL with my laptop work throughout prolonged power outages (like days), and just had to find a 12V power source for the modem after UPS died. (like car, or other 12v battery)
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