Comcast Fiber to the Node

Joe C v2joecr at
Thu Mar 18 10:59:09 MDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Alec Shaw <shaw.alec at> wrote:
> Another consideration is that if you have and can use an older phone
> (not cordless and without a power adapter)
> then the phone set is powered by the phone line.  It can be used even if
> the power is off to your house.  The
> phone company has emergency backup power generators to keep the phones
> alive.
> Alec

That's why if you use VOIP you should have a form of UPS for the
server & it is also nice to have POE for any VOIP phones as you just
have to make sure the switch is on the UPS instead of every outlet
that phones are plugged into. One last thing some cordless phones can
have one or more batteries for a UPS source in the base so you can
still use it in a power outage.

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