[CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Jan 30 17:52:33 UTC 2009
on 1-30-2009 5:20 AM jkinz at kinz.org spake the following:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:45:11AM +0000, Michael Simpson wrote:
>> now we just need to work out how to get BT to replace the rotten
>> copper in the POTS system -used to get 1.4Mbs, now getting a flaky
>> 300Kbs down (yet 800 up!) and BT's response was to decrease the "fault
>> report level".
> Utilities here in Northeast USA are famous for not wanting to upgrade
> infrastructure until they get a law passed/tariff changed that allows
> them to assess the customers directly for the costs.
> One of the best upgrades Philadelphia ever got was when a fire inside a
> tunnel took out almost all of the "wire" that connected that city to the
> You may have to contact a local, nearly destitute contractor for some
> "midnight backhoe service" ... (kidding, not a good idea.)
> There is an excellent book titled "The Power struggle" which goes
> over the (colorful) history of how power utilities manipulate and
> control their customers to increase their profits while
> simultaneously making sure those same profits don't show up in
> the accounting..
> Its a very unequal struggle. the power companies hire full time
> legal professionals to manipulate the utilities commissions and
> the other side is populated by a people who have keep their day
> job and have little money to spare on the same effort. (compared
> to the millions the power companies will spend).
> The same dynamics apply to the telecom and cable utilities.
> But not to the highway system. That area has an entirely
> different set of issues.. :-)
I work for a privately held water utility, and I'm sure that we do the same
thing. Since the public owns the infrastructure, they get to pay for it.
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