FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband
jbates at brightok.net
Fri Aug 28 14:57:41 CDT 2009
Walter Keen 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.
Since no one is mentioning it, the batteries often can only power POTS
for 8 hours. If ethernet is left on, it drastically drops the runtime.
This is not acceptable, yet I haven't seen a good setup that can provide
8+ hours for both.
Of course, it's been a non-issue for me. We run weeks without power just
fine with FTTC.
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