FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Walter Keen walter.keen at rainierconnect.net
Fri Aug 28 14:10:35 CDT 2009

   I agree, while the majority of government and service providers have
   the opinion that POTS is a lifeline service, and ethernet is not, I
   disagree.  I know the service provider I work for is starting to change
   their views on this, but it will take time for the general populous of
   managers, etc throughout the nation to realize this.
   William Herrin wrote:

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Carlos Alcantar[1]<carlos at race.com> wrote:

The dropping of internet is done on purpose to preserve the battery for
the pots when ac power is lost.  This is an actual setting in just about
all manufacturers of ftth equipment.  You'll probably have a hard time
to get them to change the profile on the equipment tho but it is

Hi Carlos,

I realize why it's done. I merely point out that there are common
configurations in which the having the FTTH NID power the POTS
circuitry and drop the Internet circuitry is exactly the opposite of
correct. Where instead of preserving access to emergency responders,
it is intentionally designed to cut that access.

Bill Herrin


Walter Keen
Network Technician
Rainier Connect
(o) 360-832-4024
(c) 253-302-0194


   1. mailto:carlos at race.com

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