[LINK] Battery back-up mandatory for NBN?

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Nov 2 18:12:34 AEDT 2010

On 2010/Nov/02, at 4:46 PM, Paul writes:

> .. These days there are several communications alternatives 
> completely independent of the fixed standard telephone service,
> including mobile phones often on several different carriers ..

Would it were so, as you say, Paul ..

Certainly not in this country town. Currently it's just ONE very dodgy
Telstra mobile service with *zero* service inside buildings, and fibre
to the town perhaps unlikely(?) given our population size and location.
Talk of no copper will be a worry for folks around here when they hear.

But, anyway, here's a website regarding the nitty-gritty of the new BT
(British Telecom) fibre laying process complete with last-century size
conduits. BT appear to be at about the same fibre-stage as we are. The
terminal they provide for their FTTH (called Fibre To The Premesis, or
FTTP, in England) from the photo would appear not to have battery back
up, unless the batteries are no more than a couple of AA size bateries?



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