Re: Is Your Telephone AC Power Dependent?

>> Pat,

>> I don't mean to be insulting with this question so if it is >> too obvious please forgive me. Is at least one telephone line >> into your home exchange powered copper twisted pair? Do you > Doesn't the cell tower connect to the rest of the world via copper or > fiber feed ? How many of those towers have backup power ? The > majority of tower sites in my rural area have 4 hours of battery > backup without an on site generator. After 4 hours you are SOL. > That's why our local ham radio repeater is located at one of the few > cell tower sites with a standby generator. We also have 48 hours of > battery backup. > Steve > N2UBP

The cell sites I have worked on have battery backup for about 12 hours, plus a few have generators. Verizon has portable generators they can move in should power continue to be out, plus they have COW's to put more service if needed.

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