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Oren[_2_] Oren[_2_] is offline
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Default bye-bye land line telephone

On Sat, 14 May 2016 12:18:33 -0400, wrote:

I have been through several hurricanes here in Florida. Internet is
the first thing to go. Power failures will take that out, even if it
is not bad where you are. Anything up on a pole is going to go early
too so power is at risk. Cell phones are going to be spotty and cable
TV is worse.
Phone infrastructure is buried in my area and I have never lost my
POTS phone and my DBS satellite comes back as soon as the sky clears.
Broadcast TV was still there in the storm.

Went through Donna in '60 (and others). We had power until the
neighbor's carport roof landed in our back yard and took out the power
line to the house.

At the end, more than 30 people survived at our home.