Jay Heiser

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Entries Tagged as 'Hurricane Sandy'


How much emergency power does your home phone have?

by Jay Heiser  |  November 2, 2012  |  2 Comments

Our home telephone is totally dependent upon the electrical power grid, and a lead acid battery of unknown age is all that stands between us and total loss of external connectivity. Fiber to the home, which we’ve now had in 2 different houses, represents an opportunity for high speed, flexibility, and economics, providing a single [...]

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Electrical Fragility

by Jay Heiser  |  October 30, 2012  |  1 Comment

Preparing for Sandy’s imminent arrival, I didn’t fill up any bathtubs with water, but I did charge up all the phones, tablets, and MiFis in the house. Frankenstorm didn’t end up having a huge impact on my part of the country, and we never suffered a prolonged power outage.  My son, holed up in his [...]

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