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Openreach consults on shift of 16 MEEELLION phone lines to VoIP by 2025

Norman Nescio

Lancaster

It was mentioned previously on El Reg, but just for those who might have missed it, here is the link to the report on how Lancaster coped with a long-duration wide-area power outage.

Living without electricity: One city’s experience of coping with loss of power

Of particular note are the problems contacting emergency services, or simply getting the message out that schools were closed. Moving to VoIP really needs to take this experience into account. POTS availability is deeply embedded into national infrastructure in ways people easily forget.

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