FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Jack Bates 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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