home router battery backup

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Jan 13 05:27:34 UTC 2022

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:03 AM Scott T Anderson via NANOG
<nanog at nanog.org> wrote:
> requiring ISPs to provide an option to voice customers to
> purchase a battery backup for emergency voice services
> during power outages. As this is only an option and only
> applies to customers who subscribe to voice services,

It's worse than that. The FiOS ONT I had would draw on the battery to
preserve the voice ports I didn't even have an active line on, but it
wouldn't power the ethernet port! Which was crazy because my landline
was voip and the whole point of the requirement was that I be able to
dial 911. Which I couldn't do because they cut my Internet port the
voip service needs.

It's silly anyway. If you want battery backup for the ONT, if that's
important to you, just buy a cheap commodity UPS.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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