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AT&T land line had service trucks parked at RTâ??s to power them. I talked
with one of the techs. He was on a 12 hour schedule and spent that time
between 3 sites charging the batteries to keep the copper plant running.
They plugged in to the truck inverter and ran the truck all day. He told me
they ran out of generators. Talk about a waste of manpower.

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 10:56 AM Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:

> On 12/26/19 10:41 AM, Ben Cannon wrote:
> > Exactly. And we will build it all.
> >
> > The power stuff is serious people.  Weâ??ve gotten letters from the FCC
> > over it.  There is additional regulation coming down when people canâ??t
> > call 911!
> >
> > You need at minimum 8 hours (or your CRT response time with a
> > generator trailer, or a standby generator or two) of battery on your
> > telecom equipment. All of it. Everywhere.
> >
> > Comcast is the worst about this, they never replace and often donâ??t
> > even place batteries in their RTs at all - and they are going to get
> > fined over it mark my words.
> >
> >
> Here in California, you're going to need a lot more than 8 hours. We had
> one that lasted 3 days, followed by about 8 hours of power, followed by
> 2 days of no power. If this is the new normal, and I'm afraid that it
> is, that's probably going to require some pretty hefty backup. Not to
> mention expensive.
> The one "good" thing that PG&E did is expose all of these
> vulnerabilities. Every neighborhood probably knows whether their carrier
> is naughty or nice now.
> Mike
> --

Jason Wilson
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