The problem with the NBN
Which bright spark of a politician thought forcing us onto the NBN was a good idea??? It must be one of the most stupid ideas and obviously not thought through or tested before being foisted on us.
I have in my lounge room two boxes lit up like Christmas trees with cables sticking out that I cannot hide. One of these boxes is a modem for my internet connection, the other is for the phone connection. I do not use a modem for my internet as I have mobile broadband, use a usb stick to connect my desktop. I do not have a smart phone as they are smarter than me, my mobile phone is just a phone.
The other night whilst watching TV, the electricity went off. Lights started flashing then went off as did my landline, my mobile came up with a message from the power company telling me to check some website for updates, which would have been fine if I had the means to power up my computer.
Theoretical question: My neighbours have electrically operated shutters on doors and windows. In case of fire, electicity goes off, mobile battery is dead, or forgotten in the car and landline not working due to power failure- how do they call for help????
Having the landline dependant on the power is ridiculous. Living alone, I just hope I don't have a fall or heartattack during a power outage!!