Tom Diehl on 24 Aug 2005 15:00:33 -0000

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On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Luke Renn wrote:

> * Doug Crompton <> [2005-08-24 10:27:29 -0400]:
> > Another question, if anyone can answer it... With FIOS will we lose our
> > ability to use our phones during a power failure? I am assuming FIOS will
> > supply no DC power to the home. How then is the interface to the internal
> > phone system supplied? I would hope it is at least battery backed up in
> > the Verizon supplied interface. As much as I like technolgy the current
> > 100+ year old system is damn reliable!
> > 
> When they install FIOS they install a UPS.  I think the guy said it
> was 6 hours, though I'm not positive.  But yeah, you need power to use
> FIOS, and your phone is on it so....

Yes, and I also read that the customer is responsible for the replacment

> As for FIOS, so far it's pretty damn impressive.  I love when i see
> downloads > 2500k a second.  Verizon on the other hand is pretty
> lame.  Their mail servers don't support SSL, which is kind of
> unacceptable in my opinion.  They also still use PPPoE.  Oh, and my IP
> changes like once every half hour.  I haven't had time to fool around
> with it, but I may be able to use static PPPoE or some such to get it
> to behave (at least thats what the installer hinted at).  Either way,
> I prefer it over comcast.

That is what makes a FIOS/DCAnet combination so attractive. :-) You would
then have the best of both worlds.


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