[Novalug] [OT] Verizon Experience Store Grand Opening
kevin.kitts at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 13:10:16 EST 2007
I remember once only a few years ago when the remnant of the hurricane hit
that my phone continued to work perfectly even though I was without power
for about 5 days. Now that is cool - don't you think. I think the world is
on a Walmart/Dollar Store trend where cheaper and/or faster is the thing
that matters most. I know that there is a cost for the increased reliability
of a phone system that maintains power for 5 days while everything else in
the world fails - but I respect the engineers that designed that system.
BTW, I do not work for the phone company! ;-) Not even that keen on verizon
as a company - but still - gotta respect that old school engineering... ;-)
On 2/6/07, gregory pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 09:35:43AM -0500, Kevin Kitts wrote:
> > Funny you should mention that - a friend of mine just got FIOS in
> Sterling Park
> > - they live off of Sterling Boulevard towards that main road that head
> > towards the airport - it's 28, I think. There was some mixup in terms of
> > pricing and after a month or two the price went up $10 or something.
> > though it does not bother some people - FIOS annoys me - because they
> > cut your copper phone wires - then if your power goes out you lose phone
> > service too. Seems like a step backward in reliability to me...
> There is a battery backup. However, you the dwelling resident, are
> responsible for replacement and any problems w/ the battery.
> But I agree. That is the part that has me waiting right now. That and
> I haven't had a chance to 'test' it from outside (ssh, web, mail, etc)
> to see what services I can run.
> > On 2/5/07, Bryan Seitz <seitz at bsd-unix.net> wrote:
> > It'd be interesting if they would get off their A$$e$ and bring FIOS
> > Sterling.
> greg pryzby greg at pryzby dot org
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