[AusNOG] NBN FttN Power Resilience

Mike O'Connor mike at pineview.net
Wed Nov 18 21:47:35 EST 2020

My home connection drops as soon as the power goes out and one of the 
guys I work for has the same issue


On 17/11/20 4:16 pm, Phillip Smith 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 
> <https://www.nbnco.com.au/learn/what-happens-in-a-power-blackout>
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