May 30 2008

C&W Power Surges

Published by at 3:18 pm under General

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In just two weeks C&W in Guernsey, the only supplier of telecoms infrastructure on the island, has suffered from power surges in their equipment that has, as a minimum, affected broadband users and possibly damaged users equipment.   The first surge may have taken engineers several days to rectify the problems.  The second surge, last night, was fixed by engineers working overnight.

What is surprising about this is that C&W equipment is being so easily knocked-out by power surges.  Surely they must be using some form of UPS and it would seem ludicrous to me to us a UPS that doesn’t offer surge protection… unless of course they are trying to cut costs in order to make more profit.

[Disclaimer:  I may be a little biased as I still haven't received my long awaited broadband upgrade]

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