Posts by Richard Huntington

  • Hard News: New on the Street,

    Fantastic, I'll have to have a closer look.. Lots of backup power here, battery banks and generator, just in case I have to play backup studio for a certain radio station and for fun of course.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: New on the Street,

    I had a chat to one of the installers at a Pt Chev cabinet in the weekend and confirmed that there is no battery backup for the ADSL equipment, pots service will still be from the exchange..
    I wonder, am I the only person that *really* wants to know exactly what is happening in any power failure?, has lots of backup power at home and would be lost without an internet connection at such an exciting time?
    I could be all serious and say that In a wide area power outage I need it for work, being based at home and all, wireless backup it will have to be I guess

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Geekstravaganza,

    Well it has really begun! Travelling through Pt Chev last weekend I saw the beginnings of the first Telecom Cabinet installations there, only slightly behind schedule. Roll on Grey Lynn I can't wait!
    Now the question is will any other operators have access to those cabinets and the final loop? Perhaps the probable changes to environmental regulations will allow rows of cabinets resplendent in competitors livery.. or maybe not. Bitstream and perhaps access for private backhaul from the exchange nodes then i guess.
    I wonder how long the backup power supply will last in those cabinets? Ooh I'd hate to be without the interweb in a power crisis.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 3 posts Report Reply