[AusNOG] NBN FttN Power Resilience

Damien Gardner Jnr rendrag at rendrag.net
Tue Nov 17 20:41:36 EST 2020

The two nodes I’ve been connected to have dropped almost exactly 40 mins
after the power has gone out, every time the power went out.  Definitely
would prefer to be on FTTH or FTTC so my NBN can run from the DC ups my
comms load at home runs from..


On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 at 4:46 pm, Phillip Smith <fukawi2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Does anyone have any current information on how resilient the FttN is to
> power outages? NBNco outright denies it will work during an outage [1], but
> that's not the evidence I'm seeing.
> SP AusNet is getting worse and worse with power supply, so we recently
> installed a whole-home backup generator. We had an ~20 hour outage
> yesterday. We retained connectivity for almost 12 hours; I saw a generator
> being connected at the local exchange not long after and we were back
> online again after ~2 hours, and stayed online since (including another ~5
> hours without mains power).
> I would install a 4G failover/backup, but when the power goes out and
> everyone's WiFi goes off, the mobile network gets overloaded - we can
> barely make phone calls, let alone use data.... So I'm kinda SOL :(
> (If it's relevant, we're in the Yarra Valley area)
> TIA,
> ~p
> [1] https://www.nbnco.com.au/learn/what-happens-in-a-power-blackout
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Damien Gardner Jnr
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