Operation Ghost Click

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Wed May 2 20:18:11 UTC 2012

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> Once upon a time, Jeroen van Aart <jeroen at mompl.net> said:
>> Not withstanding that, according to you, in some places the landlines
>> "clipped the copper below the ground-level" I believe that vast majority
>> of the country has working copper phone lines that continue to work
>> during a power outage.
> Not so much.  As has been pointed out here many times before, many
> people now get POTS lines from remote cabinets that have limited battery
> life and fail in a power outage lasting more than a few minutes.

yes, this.

in the last 2 neighborhoods I've lived in... near/around ashburn, va
(home to verizon, mci, lots of telco/bell-shaped-heads) I've always
been serviced from a remote terminal, that has often failed when the
power has cycled... There's a slew of places in the US where you don't
actually go all the way back to the CO on a single copper pair :(

never mind the places where the mini-co bundles you up on some
mpls/ccc/etc link ...

anyway :)

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