Saturday, August 25, 2007


Light Reading published an article with a statement from ATT that the fire and explosion of a VDSL box located in a customer's front yard in the Houston area was caused by a defective battery. It has deployed 17,000 of the same type of battery in other locations.

A second Light Reading article stated that there was a second fire caused by one of these batteries also in the Houston area in January 2007, four months after the first fire. This fire did not involve an explosion.

Hopefully ATT has got the hint and will find and replace all of its defective batteries.

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