FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Luke Marrott luke.marrott at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 14:17:14 CDT 2009

One thing that I think service providers take into account is that while
many people still have phones that do not have their own power source,
battery backups for home computers aren't that common as a general rule.
There is no need to have battery backup for internet services if the
computer doesn't have power.


On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Walter Keen <walter.keen at rainierconnect.net
> wrote:

>   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
> possible.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> --
> Walter Keen
> Network Technician
> Rainier Connect
> (o) 360-832-4024
> (c) 253-302-0194
> References
>   1. mailto:carlos at race.com

:Luke Marrott

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