Telecom Collapse?

Tomas L. Byrnes tomb at byrneit.net
Thu Dec 4 09:15:00 CST 2008


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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Marshall Eubanks [mailto:tme at multicasttech.com]
>Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 4:56 AM
>To: Russell J. Lahti
>Cc: nanog at nanog.org; 'Alex Rubenstein'
>Subject: Re: Telecom Collapse?
>
>
>On Dec 4, 2008, at 7:47 AM, Russell J. Lahti wrote:
>
>> That is the one and only thing keeping a land line at my home.  I
>> have two young children, and I need to be sure that if something
>> were to ever happen that: 1.) The phone would work even if the
>> power was out, or the Internet connectivity was flaking out.
>> 2.) 911 would function exactly the way it is supposed to, and
>> not be routed to some 3rd party call center which could potentially
>> delay a response.
>>
>> I haven't found the power to be reliable, and the cable Internet
>> tends to go down when the power goes out.  There's always cellular,
>> but then you have to depend on there being someone with a cell phone
>
>Also, where I live, if the power goes out hard  (for example, during
>the last Hurricane),
>the cell phone will not have service either.
>
>Regards
>Marshall
>
>>
>> around to make the call, and my kids aren't to the age yet that I
>> would want them toting around their own cell phones.  As long as
>> my POTS line is more reliable than VoIP, I'll probably keep it.
>>
>> -Russell
>>
>>
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Mike Lyon [mailto:mike.lyon at gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 2:11 AM
>>> To: Alex Rubenstein
>>> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
>>> Subject: Re: Telecom Collapse?
>>>
>>> That makes two of us...
>>>
>>> Anyways, for residential VOIP, where are we these days with
>>> E911? Are providers like Vonage and such providing reliable
>>> E911 when people call 911? That is one of the major problems
>>> I see with the residential realm going with VOIP offerings...
>>>
>>> -Mike
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Alex Rubenstein
>>> <alex at corp.nac.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I deliberated for a while on whether to send this, or not, but  I
>>>>> figure it might be of interest to this community:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://techliberation.com/2008/12/04/telecom-collapse/
>>>>
>>>> Good god. If there is even the mention of a LEC bailout, I
>>> am going to go insane and probably shoot someone (those who
>>> know me know this is a actual possibility).
>>>>
>>>> If the phone companies had actually focused on providing
>>> good, competitive service, this would have never happened.
>>> Instead, they spent money and time on figuring out ways to
>>> screw with their competition, and have legislation passed
>>> that protects them.
>>>>
>>>> People (at least the ones I know) are fed up with dealing
>>> with these companies, and many people I know don't have land
>>> lines and never intend on having them again.
>>>>
>>>> Let them collapse. It's good for them, us, and the
>>> capitalist in you and me. Go buy a cell phone, and have a coke.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>





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