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patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
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reply to 49528867

Re: VZW Home Phone Connect

said by 49528867:

said by nunya:

In a widespread outage such as severe storms or hurricanes, you might as well forget about it.

You have been out of the loop too long, in urban areas most RT's now have gensets sited and do not require the connection of external generators to remain in service.

Wayne

Unheard of in the northeast. I know some cable systems somewhere in the USA have all their span power supplies having generators in them, someone has to buy these »www.alpha.com/Products/Cable-Bro ··· erators/ . I think I read in some states PUC/PSCes required cablecos to sign up as ILECs to offer phone service, and the law mandated 24/7 uptime/backup power. Comcast Digital Phone (not Voice) and RCN were/are line powered phone service.


Jack_in_VA
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said by patcat88:

Unheard of in the northeast. I know some cable systems somewhere in the USA have all their span power supplies having generators in them, someone has to buy these »www.alpha.com/Products/Cable-Bro ··· erators/ . I think I read in some states PUC/PSCes required cablecos to sign up as ILECs to offer phone service, and the law mandated 24/7 uptime/backup power. Comcast Digital Phone (not Voice) and RCN were/are line powered phone service.

Also unheard of in the more rural areas of the country. Maybe the densely populated areas have this luxury but I'd guess 75 or more percent of the country doesn't have back up power. My Verizon wireless has a big cat gen-set so my cell phones and Vz Home Connect work ok if I can keep my generator on.


49528867
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said by patcat88:

Comcast Digital Phone (not Voice) and RCN were/are line powered phone service.

Comcast had a rather unique way to deploy generators. A contractor and a B&S generator only problem was they had to shut down at night due to all the noise it made.







Maybe they should have knocked on the neighbors door and see if they could stretch out a cord and "borrow" a few watts as I am sure the neighbor had plenty of standby power.




Wayne

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