4 May 2015

The pitfalls of fibre optic cabling in a power outage

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 4 May 2015

Following up our story last Friday on new housing developments and apartments only being wired with fibre optic cabling, which makes it impossible to have a traditional phone line. The issue has also highlighted the fact that fibre is useless in the event of a power cut, as only phones with a back-up power supply will be able to operate. With Craig Young, the chief executive of TUANZ (Telecommunications Users Association) and Bill Bennett, Technology Journalist.