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Re: Battery Maint in LEC equipment

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Sat Jun 04 19:07:21 2005

On Sat, 4 Jun 2005, David Lesher wrote:


Verizontal is pushing their FIOS PON offering to residences. It will
put IP access, 'cable' TV and POTS phone on glass. They then cut down
your copper drop.

But midst the VoIP E911 dustup, the issue of backup power has
arisen. The FIOS box needs local power, and a small gel-cell
good for say 5 hours. The *subscriber* must buy and install new
ones as needed. Some pholks are dubious how well that will work...
If it has a sufficiently anoying alarm. someone will eventually service it...

If the cpe requires the consumer to test the battery no-one will ever replace them.


There's one report that Verizontal, in ex-NuNuts territory, is also
not maintaining batteries in their on-premises DS-3 -> n DS-1's mux's.
Only if you get a full DS-3 will they bother.


Have any NANOG'ers [NANOGites? NANOGees?] run into this? Again, this
is LEC owned, LEC maintained, equipment....Do you provide generator
power for such in your space?

Joel Jaeggli  	       Unix Consulting 	       [email protected]
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