Telecom Collapse?

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Thu Dec 4 06:55:48 CST 2008


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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