• Mar 5, 2015

    Arizona outage highlights need for strong network design, monitoring capability in critical communications 1

    When a single conduit housing multiple fiber lines was cut last week, much of northern Arizona was unable to access the Internet, call 911, use cellular devices, pay with credit cards or get cash from ATMs for about 15 hours, according to multiple news reports. The episode should serve as a reminder of the necessity for reliability and diversity characteristics in critical networks that cannot afford downtime....More
  • Mar 25, 2014
    Urgent Communications

    Alaskan perspective: John Lynn provides an overview of power options for communications networks

    John Lynn, a communications engineer for the state of Alaska, describes the significant environmental challenges encountered in his state and some of the solutions used to deliver power to critical-communications networks, as well as providing an outlook on the future use of fuel-cell technology....More

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