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AnonFTW

@reliablehosting.com

Power outage

I bet a huge chunk of that usage was due to the prolonged power outage.



NickD
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join:2000-11-17
Princeton Junction, NJ

I could imagine that the power outage would also have taken out the cell repeaters and Wi-Fi routers inside the Superdome. Everyone there must have been frantically trying to get information from the outside, placing a strain on the nearest tower.


TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX

Most cell repeaters have their own power trunking.



AnonFTW

@reliablehosting.com
reply to NickD

It didn't: »arstechnica.com/information-tech···er-bowl/

said by Ars :
When the lights went off at the Super Bowl during the big game's infamous power outage, not everything went offline.

The stadium-wide Wi-Fi network kept working—or at least it did in some areas and for part of the outage. But it was a very old-school technology—a landline phone—that saved the day for Andrew Stern, a broadcast engineer for a San Francisco radio station.