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Re: Phone networks struggle in Hurricane Katrina's wake
- From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
- Date: Tue Aug 30 19:14:11 2005
On 30-aug-2005, at 22:08, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:
"In this age of cheap commoditized consumer electronics and
advanced mobile technology, why can't all the people of a city make
contact during an emergency?
Simple: it's too expensive.
Keep this in mind when trading in your POTS service for VoIP service
over the internet. Discounting the local loop which is often the same
in both cases, POTS is extremely reliable while VoIP over the public
internet, well, isn't. But apparently people that switch to VoIP
don't mind the reduced likelihood of being able to make calls during
the next large scale emergency.