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Re: OUTAGE: DACS failure in USWEST/spokane

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Sun Dec 27 10:20:48 1998

Unnamed Administration sources reported that Sean Donelan said:
> 
> Now the story starts changing.  The telco is now saying it was
> a power outage, and the standby power failed at the central
> office.

I have often wondered how vigilant of late the LEC's are in
maintaining their standby power systems. It takes manpower & money
to keep on top of same [In general, it should be run under some
load for an hour, and that should be done once a ~week/month.].
Seeing as how they can't keep other slots filled....

Further, at one time the spec called for the battery plant to
last long enough for a truck-mounted generator to get there when
the in-place unit bits the onion. Wonder if that is still true....


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