Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test

Naslund, Steve SNaslund at medline.com
Wed Oct 10 15:06:30 UTC 2018

I am wondering if this seems common to most of you on here.  In my area it seems that all cellular sites have backup generators and battery backup.  Seems like the biggest issues we see are devices remote from the central offices that lose power and cause disruptions, like RSTs and SLCs.  During hurricane Katrina we saw a lot of active outside plant devices underwater and that caused lots of disruption even when the CO survived.

Steven Naslund
Chicago IL

 >On October 8, 2018 at 16:37 sean at donelan.com (Sean Donelan) wrote:
 > A nation-wide WEA and EAS system helps warn people in both cities and 
 > rural areas. But they still depend on carriers and broadcasters. If there 
 > are no backup batteries in cell towers, or backup transmitters for 
 > broadcasters, you end up with communication blackouts like in Puerto Rico 
 > for months.

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