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GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL
reply to Anonymous

Re: [IL] Tech Has to install phone service?

which is bullcrap they should have working power backups. My point is there should be a self install kit since you cant make the service work if the power is out. Then e911 should be a mute point. Personally its mediacoms fault all areas dont have a battery backup. If you want to be a phone company be one don't half ass it.



Anonymous
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join:2004-06-01
IA
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So how do you install battery in this modem?

»www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collate···6881.pdf (PDF file, pics on page 3)

Odd that this product is approved by FCC but yet they have rules about mandatory battery backup?
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GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL

said by Anonymous:

So how do you install battery in this modem?

»www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collate···6881.pdf (PDF file, pics on page 3)

Odd that this product is approved by FCC but yet they have rules about mandatory battery backup?

mediacom still could provide a upc backup and that model modem also has a battery option. So that means mediacom is to cheap to buy the better modem.... also if they would quit using the cisco crap and use the moto emta's they would have battery backups.

»www.motorola.com/Video-Solutions···0+_US-EN

kb0nly

join:2003-07-25
Tyler, MN
Reviews:
·Mediacom

Around here it doesn't matter if they have modems with batteries or a large UPS for it, when the power goes out the cable and internet goes with it, i know because my modem and computer are on a large UPS, and when the power drops the entire cable system goes with it.

I have been looking at the Verizon home phone connect, its a small cellular phone and battery in a little router sized box with an antenna and a phone jack to plug in regular phones or the entire house in place of the landline at your demarc. I know a few people that have these now, they unplugged the house line in the demarc box and then went inside and plugged the Verizon home phone connect to a phone jack where it has a good signal and now all the wired phones in the house have service through it. Works great.

I will probably get one for my kids to have phone service for emergencies, i don't want to deal with them losing a cell phone, damaging one, running up the bill, etc. I only have cell phones here, no landline phone. When the power goes down the cell tower here stays up thanks to a large UPS and generator on site, when we got wiped out by a tornado in 2011 the only thing that worked was the cellular service.