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Re: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?
From: William Herrin <bill () herrin us>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:06:00 -1000

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM, Frank Bulk <frnkblk () iname com> wrote:
Even though we know it's technically possible, service providers aren't
going to overprovision power backup unless there is a business reason to do
so.  Some state PUCs have minimum battery run times -- I'm sure service
providers who provide telephone service are meeting that because their
certificate depends on that.  After that, it's just providing enough
services to remain comparatively competitive.

It's unfortunate that some of them intend to wait for the PUCs and
SCCs to compel them to maintain service availability at the level they
learned to do it at for POTS. And then complain nodoubt about how much
it costs since they didn't architect their network to be friendly to
power backup. Don't these guys ever want to get ahead of the curve? If
they want to keep making the case for being allowed to operate an
unregulated monopoly/duopoly "information service," it seems like it
would be unwise to provoke State Corporation Commission with service

Bill Herrin

William D. Herrin ................ herrin () dirtside com  bill () herrin us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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