Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Sat Aug 4 08:41:04 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 11:52:53AM -1000, William Herrin wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Frank Bulk <frnkblk at> wrote:
> > A good portable generator is more than $500, and if it's a wide-spread
> > outage there's not enough portable generators to go around, and if there
> > were, not enough people to set them and give them their fluids.
> Doesn't take a "good" generator to maintain a -48V battery string.
> Drop it off. Plug it in. Start it up. Task some folks on an 8 hour
> loop to keep the tanks topped off.

Even battery-buffered overnight, solar PV works great if grid is
down or even completely absent.
> If the DOT, not noted for its efficiency, can get the major traffic
> lights up and running on generators the next day, why can't Sprint,
> Cox and Verizon get their towers and fiber concentrators powered up?
> That's a condemnation worthy of the word: that your company performed
> worse in the storm recovery than the local department of
> transportation.

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