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The Telecom Digest for July 03, 2011
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Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 02:25:48 -0700 From: Sam Spade <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Battery power support today Message-ID: <nc2dnZ7-tZKAeZPTnZ2dnUVZ_sCdnZ2d@giganews.com> David Lesher wrote: > Sam Spade <email@example.com> writes: > > >>The exception was a pair-gain provision such as the Bell Systems SLC 96, >>which was used in rural areas and in areas of rapid residential >>construction. I believe the terminating SLC 96 box had to have local >>power. Anyone know differently? > > > Oh yes, SLC's need power. > > >>I imagine SLC 96s are long gone for residential suburban areas >>but they likely still exist in some rural areas. > > > I was just in Aptos/Watsonville CA region, and there are > SLC-96's on every other corner. The giveway is the line of > shiny T1 repeater cans feeding same. Both of those areas are a mix of suburban and remote rural areas. I can understand the SLC 96 on a road back in the hills of Aptos where the there are long distances with no houses, then a cluster of house. But, if pair gain is being used in the suburban part of Aptos I would think AT&T would be getting heat from the CPUC.
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