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Re: Power outages in Florida

  • From: Paul Ferguson
  • Date: Wed Feb 27 01:54:09 2008

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- -- "David Diaz" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Being that Miami is my home town. I found it interesting today that in
>areas affected by the black out services like verizon EVDO lost their
>backbone connections. The towers were up with signal but no one could get
>to the IP gateway.  Driving a few miles to a lit area provided
>connectivity.  
>
>This is a concern for those of us with hurricane experience in the area.
>

Ya think? ;-)

In fact, there were multitudes of digital cellular outages reported
this afternoon all across central & south Florida.

Not a very comfortable feeling, methinks.

- - ferg

p.s. In fact, I think this morning's outages down in Florida
should shed some light on some serious issue in communications
reliabilities... even CNN couldn't keep a good signal due to power
issues. :-)

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