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CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow

Phil Harvey
2/8/2013
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A winter storm called Nemo is expected to hit the Northeast part of the U.S. this afternoon and could leave behind a couple of feet of snow while whipping the region with winds in the 20 to 30 mile per hour range. The National Weather Service says, in all caps, that we should anticipate power outages -- and that means cell tower overload and broadband outages as well:

    HEAVY SNOW AND WINDS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION... SOME TREE LIMBS WILL BE DOWNED... CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.
The weight of snow is tough on building roofs, outside equipment, and powerlines. Flight cancellations are piling up as more than 3,000 flights have been scrapped today alone by the nation's airlines. Also, the driving conditions will keep businesses from operating as they normally would. But what other dangers do folks see threatening communications networks when there's a large, sustained snowfall? Customer service phone queues will get longer. Repairs will be harder to make and will take longer to assess. What troubles have you seen in past snowfalls and how did you or your CSP do in fixing things? For more
— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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Phil Harvey
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Phil Harvey,
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2/8/2013 | 7:44:03 PM
re: CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
http://gawker.com/5982593/snow...

Funny.
mendyk
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mendyk,
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2/8/2013 | 8:40:54 PM
re: CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
There are still people without heat and power from Sandy. We should be able to manage a day or two without our smartphones.
Phil Harvey
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Phil Harvey,
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2/8/2013 | 9:05:45 PM
re: CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
Long Beach was the last place I saw that was still mostly without power, but that was in December. This report says there are still 2,000 people without power in NY and NJ. That doesn't get mentioned often enough:-http://www.cnbc.com/id/1004463...
Craig Matsumoto
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Craig Matsumoto,
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2/9/2013 | 12:02:20 AM
re: CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
-Wow, I had no idea. You're right - it doesn't get mentioned enough (not even in that story you linked to.)
year2525
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year2525,
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2/9/2013 | 3:07:41 PM
re: CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
It slowed down in the night, we got 11 inches. Parts of Long Island got 30 inches. Now if you'll excuse me I have some shoveling to do.
Phil Harvey
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Phil Harvey,
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2/9/2013 | 11:39:28 PM
re: CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
Dan Jones just sent a few photos from his 'hood. Anyone else have some snapshots to share?
year2525
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year2525,
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2/11/2013 | 5:16:23 PM
re: CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
I would imagine the only places that had serious connectivity issues this time were in Suffolk County and parts of Long Island. They had the power go out.

The winds didn't get as strong as predicted thankfully, so less downed trees and power lines.
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