30 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for September 30, 2011
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Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:51:24 +1000 From: David Clayton <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: CO question Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:18:43 -0400, Steve Stone wrote: > On 9/27/2011 8:52 AM, Michael wrote: >> My Verizon dialtone service is out. DSL works ok. > > A friend of mine just went thru a similar situation. > > The remains of Hurricane Irene flooded out the village central office > cable vaults. > > DSL and dial tone were down for a week. > > DSL was restored at the one week mark however it took twelve days for dial > tone to be restored. > > I was told all the old cable in and out of the vault had to be spliced > around because the paper insulation in the original ancient cable was > soaked. In my country (Australia) there is currently a roll-out of a (mainly) Fibre National Broadband Network which will eventually replace all phone services currently provided by copper infrastructure. There are some people still complaining about the cost, with the old "what I've got is good enough for me, why do we need to change?" argument. Any explanation about the massive future costs -- just to keep the existing infrastructure going -- just doesn't seem to count for them, and they also don't "get it" when similar natural disaster events occur now and take services down. The bottom-line is that any old comms infrastructure is going to be increasingly vulnerable to problems and increasingly costly to fix - as well as remaining inadequate for future requirements. -- David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:37:30 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: ANCIENT telephone transmission Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:21:24 -0400, Eric Tappert wrote: > ... and a Wrath circuit was a Phantom circuit over two Ghost > circuits. Ghost and Wrath circuits were impractical ... Umm ... was that meant to be "Wrath"? or rather "Wraith"? ("Wraith" would be more in keeping with the ... umm ... spirit of "Ghost" and "Phantom", and less likely to arouse anyone's ... umm ... anger :-) .] Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
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