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RE: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?
From: Peter Kristolaitis <alter3d () alter3d ca>
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 22:53:56 -0400

Considering that none of the services that can be dispatched by 911 are legally required to help you  in most North 
American jurisdictions (i.e. if you call 911 and the police don't respond until they finish eating their box of donuts, 
they're not criminally or civilly liable), having working 911 services really doesn't guarantee you anything. Most 
security monitoring companies have contracts that are completely worthless and guarantee nothing as well.  

If you're depending on 911 for life safety and property protection, I'd recommend revising that plan to include a dog 
and/or gun.  :-)  

- Pete



Nathan Eisenberg <nathan () atlasnetworks us> wrote:

Residences aren't critical infrastructure, no matter how angry the owners get.

911 access isn't a critical service?  Fire and security panels aren't critical services?

If basic life safety and property protection aren't critical services, I'm not sure what is.  These are peoples' lives 
and families and homes.  There is nothing - repeat, nothing - more important than that.  It is absolutely a critical 
service.

Nathan Eisenberg



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