Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

William Herrin bill at
Sat Aug 4 15:02:33 UTC 2012

On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:
> 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.

That's a clever idea but for the kind of equipment in question you'd
need a dozen square yards of cells. That isn't available where most of
these installations are. Though perhaps the utilities should have made
an effort to site them where it could be.

Bill Herrin

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