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Power play

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Power play

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IT’S ALL AT YOU to keep your landline phone up and running during a power outage.

And it could cost almost $300 for an uninterruptible power source (UPS) which might only last 41 minutes depending on what was attached.

Before LIME switched its fixed line network from copper to fibre, Barbadian consumers were accustomed to talking through storms even when they were sitting in darkness.

Now customers of LIME and Digicel, which has also installed a fibre fixed line and Internet network, are usually without land line services once there is a power outage. The problem was apparent on Monday during the islandwide power outage after the passage of Hurricane Maria. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.