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Re: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?
From: Eugen Leitl <eugen () leitl org>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 10:41:04 +0200
On Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 11:52:53AM -1000, William Herrin wrote:
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Frank Bulk <frnkblk () iname com> wrote:
A good portable generator is more than $500, and if it's a wide-spread
outage there's not enough portable generators to go around, and if there
were, not enough people to set them and give them their fluids.
Doesn't take a "good" generator to maintain a -48V battery string.
Drop it off. Plug it in. Start it up. Task some folks on an 8 hour
loop to keep the tanks topped off.
Even battery-buffered overnight, solar PV works great if grid is
down or even completely absent.
If the DOT, not noted for its efficiency, can get the major traffic
lights up and running on generators the next day, why can't Sprint,
Cox and Verizon get their towers and fiber concentrators powered up?
That's a condemnation worthy of the word: that your company performed
worse in the storm recovery than the local department of