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Topic # 87280 24-Jul-2011 19:37
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Anyone else affected? Had a brownout then Internet went down around 7.10.

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  Reply # 497398 24-Jul-2011 19:41
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Working fine for us on Ironside Rd. We did notice the power, my Home Server rebooted, other PCs stayed up. Internet access was not affected for us.

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  Reply # 497400 24-Jul-2011 19:47
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There appear to be some power outages incl parts of the CBD.

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  Reply # 497408 24-Jul-2011 20:19
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Yep that'd do it. Lucky my house has power, it's just Internet down.

I guess there's no battery backup.




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  Reply # 497410 24-Jul-2011 20:24
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Surely Telstra have UPS on their active equipment?







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  Reply # 497412 24-Jul-2011 20:29
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Cable Internet is my main Internet. In an emergency I can use mobile, if it works, but having equipment vulnerable to a simple power outage doesn't bode well for an emergency.




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  Reply # 497414 24-Jul-2011 20:31
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It seems to be back up now. It was down for an hour or so.




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  Reply # 497415 24-Jul-2011 20:35
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Zeon: Surely Telstra have UPS on their active equipment?


Yes and no. The problem with a cable network is it requires a large number of pole mounted amplifiers  on every node for the upstream. Unlike the cabinets for PSTN which have battery backup and then generators, providing backup power to every part of the cable network isn't possible.
 

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