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RE: Did Sean Gorman's maps show the cascading vulnerability in Oh io?
From: "St. Clair, James" <JStClair () vredenburg com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 05:20:53 -0700




Capacity isn't the problem. The problem is that there aren't enough lines
between the providers and consumers to carry the current volume.

Eric A. Hall 

Exactly, and everyone on this list should realize this exists in EVERY
utility. A quote from CNN.com, Money section:

"However, the wireless telecom sector has many problems. Most carriers
are faced with large debt loads. And because of intense competition (there
are six major carriers nationwide) they are resorting to price wars to
attract
new subscribers. All that means that it has been difficult for the carriers
to upgrade their networks to handle more calls and will probably remain so
for
the foreseeable future. "It will be years before wireless carriers are at a
level where they can handle the type of volume that landlines can," said
Allan Tumolillo,chief operating officer of Probe Group, a telecom research
firm."

So, wireless failed to guarantee service because they lacked the economic
incentive to do so, which meant people couldn't call during a blackout
caused because Power wasn't economically incentivized to do so either.


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