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Re: Battery lifetimes RE: East Coast outage?
Once upon a time, David Lesher <email@example.com> said: > But all those SONET hubs in basements, SLC's in the burbs and such > -- they don't have generators. They have X hours of batteries. In > the fine print, it says the LEC will have a portable generator > on site before they die. We've got BellSouth and KMC in our POP. BellSouth has batteries (because they were already there); KMC does not, but they are on our UPS. Both are covered by our generator. All of the outside cabinets I've seen BellSouth install around town (Huntsville, AL; BellSouth appears to be working hard to get all copper lines out of the COs so lots of remote fiber cabinets) in recent years have included a natural gas hookup, which I'm assuming is for an internal generator. We haven't had an extended power failure here in several years, so I don't know for sure, but it looks like BellSouth has their network prepared for long term power outages (as long as the NG supply keeps going). -- Chris Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.