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Matt931's avatar
Matt931
New Contributor
5 years ago

When our SCE shuts off the power, will Cox Internet still work?

Hello, 

When our electricity provider SCE shuts off the power, will Cox Internet still work?

Thanks!

4 Replies

  • CurtB's avatar
    CurtB
    Valued Contributor III

    I'm not sure if your question is whether Cox has a backup power supply or not.  The Internet will still be available without local power, but you have to go through your ISP to get to it.  That means both you and Cox must have a power supply.  But, do you have anything mission critical that depends on the Internet?  If you do, then you need to invest in a generator to ensure you always have power.  If your electric company shuts off power to Cox, they're probably shutting off power to you too.  Even if the Internet is working and Cox is functioning properly, it won't matter to you if you don't have power.  It seems to me that not having power would be a bigger concern than the Internet not being available.  

    • Matt931's avatar
      Matt931
      New Contributor

      Or a battery backup. 
      Well, seems they have generators then.

      Thanks!

      • bearone2's avatar
        bearone2
        Contributor III

        the battery backup will only last so long.