Onsite Generation: A Reminder [was: Battery Maint in LEC equipment]

There's been much said here and over in the Cybertelecom list recently about
battery provisions by telcos and cable operators, but relatively little has been
mentioned about onsite generation. I sometimes point my staff and clients to the
messages that were posted here in NANOG, including those of my own, immediately
following the attacks of September 11th and lasting into the next month or two.
Many here will recall that at that time many hubs and enterprises alike in the
downtown area of Manhattan, including the area's Internet exchanges and colos,
received a first-hand lesson on the need to maintain preparedness with
functioning generators, including fuel and spare parts. Not to mention the need
to modify air intakes and exhausts for a new form of threat: Airborne Debris.


On Tue Jun 7 15:34 , Jerry Pasker sent: