Hot weather and power outages continue
mloftis at wgops.com
Mon Jul 24 21:19:48 UTC 2006
--On July 24, 2006 2:22:26 AM -0400 Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
> While its expected for individual customers to go down during power
> outages, usually because the customer does not have local backup power, it
> is less common for major web sites and co-location centers to experience
> downtime during power outages.
Except if you're in Qwest territory. Apparently they don't put any battery
backup at their mini-DSLAMs and such. Every time we lose power, I'm still
up, but the DSL signal goes away. Haven't checked dialtone, but I keep
meaning too during the next outage.
Now I know it's not exactly fair singling out Qwest, because I'll bet
Verizon and others share the same thing, and I'm pretty sure it's just
their ADSL service and not the voice service (I haven't checked though)
it's still becoming more and more common that as an individual user your
connection to the internet, unless you're paying for something other than
ADSL or Cable, will be just as affected by local power outages.
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