SaiK wrote:Yes high reliability - in the sense, for emergency use.
for IP, google fiber is so far away, and AT&T are still behaving like monopoly... not sure, what can bang into their networks from space, ground and sub surface.
Mort, how much are paying for your land lines? btw, land lines should also be vulnerable on the disaster aspect, but I guess, the backbone bandwidth is consistent, and esepcially on ATM/FR networks. there is routing crap and traffic issues. again, i am assuming there, since people are moving into IP based services, hence there would be high capacity available with low traffic and higher quality of service.
$25/month + taxes (~$3/month) for ATT land line with no long distance calling out. Land lines are less vulnerable than mobile communications as towers get destroyed in natural disasters and more people use mobile service to communicate. Voice over IP is the future for more bandwidth even on existing lines. IP services can be frustrating as you may be in the middle of the disaster and all of a sudden it doesn't work because someone changed the DNS server (just an example). You can figure it out pretty fast, but when your elderly parents or 8 year old child is at home and you're not, and they have to dial out, it can cause panic.