So, can someone explain what the problem is?
MAE-East is a telco facility (well...) but if I look at one of our routers;
ICM-MAE-E uptime is 2 weeks, 4 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes
System restarted by reload at 14:40:57 EDT Tue Aug 20 1996
So, what's the fuzz here?
(Don't you all use -48Vdc in telco pops?)
The fuzz is that most people use AC supplies in their CSUs and routers.
My best guess would be that it's so that they could move those boxes
out of the telco environement (if needed) and run them on AC.