Dutch households unprepared for loss of telecom services in power outage

Wednesday 21 March 2018 | 11:29 CET | News
Few consumers consider it necessary to acquire equipment with a power back-up, as the average occurrence and duration of a power outage is low. However, dependence on telecom services has increased, and the consequences of being unable to communicate during a power outage could be serious, the agency warned. In addition to being unable to charge mobile phones, they could lose access to alarm systems, and businesses based at home would be without payment and administrative systems. 

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