FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Dorn Hetzel dhetzel at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 15:17:48 CDT 2009

Maybe an NID with an integrated phone and a hand-crank-generator so you can
always crank it to make a call :)

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 1:59 PM, William Herrin
<herrin-nanog at dirtside.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Jack Bates<jbates at brightok.net> wrote:
> > I've yet to hear an ILEC suggest that they not
> > have batteries in the NID to support the voice in power outages.
> The battery in my FTTH NID is completely useless. It maintains the
> voice side of the NID but drops the Internet side. Only, I cancelled
> the POTS service years ago and use a Vonage phone. So now I need a
> second UPS for the already-battery-backed NID or I lose phone service.
> Brilliant design that.
> IIRC, when my FTTH was installed, I was told: here's the battery. It's
> now your problem. When this light goes red, call the number here to
> BUY a new one.
> Folks handle batteries for their flashlights and emergency radios and
> cars and cordless phones. I fail to understand why asking the customer
> to handle one more battery would stymie them.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
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