Stephen Gran on 26 Feb 2007 11:39:06 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] BitTorrant and routers - and Comcast

On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 08:51:53PM -0500, Doug Crompton said:
> On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 wrote:
> > Yet they advertize the ability to use their system when power is out.
> > They can only do this with the coppper.  I want that but I really do
> > want a faster bandwidth than I get currently.
> > The house I'm moving into has three lines coming in as some previous
> > occupant had both a business phone and a security system that had its
> > own dedicated line.  Any ideas here?
> FIOS will stay up when power is out. The gotcha is that you need to supply
> the power for the electronics at your end. This is done with a Verizon
> supplied battery. The battery lasts for about 6 hours. After that you need
> to supply power from a generator or other source.

The important thing that this means, of course, is that the phones do
not stay up when your lights go out.  They only stay up because there
is effectively a UPS on standby.  Not that any of this is relevant for
me anymore, but that would make me quite uncomfortable, frankly.
|  Stephen Gran                  | When a man steals your wife, there is   |
|             | no better revenge than to let him keep  |
| | her.   -- Sacha Guitry                  |

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