Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Wed Feb 17 16:04:30 UTC 2021


On 2/16/21 17:45, JASON BOTHE via NANOG wrote:

> The professor has it right. Before the state privatized the grid and made ERCOT, we never had these problems. Every few years, these private companies complain they need a rate hike because they need a grant to ‘beef up’ the infrastructure and it’s granted although we seem to keep having this issue. I’m certain history will continue to repeat itself.

Over here in South Africa, our power company does the exact same thing. 
The difference is that it is not private :-).

Mark.


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