Comment posted What’s a fibreoptic cable doing lying on a beach anyway? by Lundavra.
You get what you pay for, if you buy a telephone line then that is what you get. If you need resilience then you install a system with an independent backup connection, perhaps a small mobile phone module built into the unit.
Many commercial systems specify two independent circuits that never come near each other even when they enter the user’s premises. But it costs a lot more.
Recent comments by Lundavra
- ‘And how much would this have cost an independent Scotland?’
Didn’t realise he had a Desmond! Thought it would be at least a First with Honours.
It explains quite a bit.
- Open minded new Transport Minister offers hope to Coastguard SOS campaign
I have quite often heard unnecessary long delays in contacting other vessels in the area because of poor location indication being given because the operator is obviously working from a map on a computer screen with no local knowledge. But this happened just as often when the area was controlled by CLYDE Coastguard.
There was one when two people (probably drunk) had rowed out into the loch late at night and someone had seen the boat sinking. The call for assistance by the CG gave a weird location which I did not recognise. A very well equipped private luxury yacht had just gone past but did not turn around for a long time because he obviously did not realise where the incident was and the CG did not have AIS coverage so did not know he was so close.
Fortunately he eventually turned around, lit up the area with his searchlights and sent his RIB to get them out of the water.
I presume the SNP will approve of the reduction in Coastguard call centres because it fits with their similar policy for the police, fire and ambulance.
Good example of the perils of the ‘all eggs in one basket’ policy today with the failure of the 101 system over the whole UK.
- Martin Briscoe: the Skipness bombing range
I don’t think they dropped live bombs there but it is possible someone jettisoned some over the hills. Just one being found could lead to a full investigation to see if more.
The ‘Home of the Range’ booklet mentions there being several crashes in the area but the only one in detail where an aircraft crashed at Crossaig. They got the pilot of of the wreckage and their MT driver took him to the doctor in Carradale then to the RN hospital at Southend but he did not survive.
- Russell gazumps new First Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle announcement
Scottish rugby team will take someone with a grandparent born in Scotland.
- McGrigor asks why Western Isles travellers are missing out on Wemyss Bay-Rothesay disruption discount
‘In these circumstances why should Calmac have to carry the financial can and compensate users?’
Does anyone else use the linkspan? I thought the work was being done solely for Calmac’s benefit (and probably requested by them). I suppose the harbour authority could bear the cost of compensation in some way and increase the charges to Calmac in return.
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