Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

William Herrin bill at
Mon Aug 6 14:06:00 CDT 2012

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM, Frank Bulk <frnkblk at> wrote:
> Even though we know it's technically possible, service providers aren't
> going to overprovision power backup unless there is a business reason to do
> so.  Some state PUCs have minimum battery run times -- I'm sure service
> providers who provide telephone service are meeting that because their
> certificate depends on that.  After that, it's just providing enough
> services to remain comparatively competitive.

It's unfortunate that some of them intend to wait for the PUCs and
SCCs to compel them to maintain service availability at the level they
learned to do it at for POTS. And then complain nodoubt about how much
it costs since they didn't architect their network to be friendly to
power backup. Don't these guys ever want to get ahead of the curve? If
they want to keep making the case for being allowed to operate an
unregulated monopoly/duopoly "information service," it seems like it
would be unwise to provoke State Corporation Commission with service

Bill Herrin

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