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PoloDude
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join:2006-03-29
Northport, NY
kudos:3
reply to rtcy

Re: Verizon FIOS Battery Backup

Again,why are the Cable Cos not held to the same standard?



matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY

said by PoloDude:

Again,why are the Cable Cos not held to the same standard?

Because they don't have the same system as Fios. They don't install battery backups as standard equipment.

crgauth

join:2004-05-18
Glen Burnie, MD
kudos:1

So it is ok for them to provide no backup, versus a system that has a backup but it requires the customer to replace a battery every 4-5 years?


PJL

join:2008-07-24
Long Beach, CA
kudos:2
reply to matcarl

said by matcarl:

said by PoloDude:

Again,why are the Cable Cos not held to the same standard?

Because they don't have the same system as Fios. They don't install battery backups as standard equipment.

But their local neighborhood feeds do use power supplies, and when the electricity goes out so do the feeds, at lease until they hook up temporary power generators for their line amplifiers.


a1234b

@bellatlantic.com
reply to PoloDude

said by PoloDude:

Again,why are the Cable Cos not held to the same standard?

It's called regulation - same reason POTS lines are taxed. Cable Cos are not regulated.


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
reply to PoloDude

said by PoloDude:

Again,why are the Cable Cos not held to the same standard?

Dude you need a reboot, remove the cooler from your brain, put new silver paste to cunduct heat away from your logic center.

"because cable has a box hanging at a pole a couple of blocks from you with a big car battery in it, and then they send you a good OLD cable signal down a 20 or 30 year old coaxial cable tha probably has cracked insulation from ultra violet radiation to your house , therefore negating your need of a battery.