Where I live, I just turned thirty. Most thirty year olds are living in the 617 or 212 or 213 area codes but possibly are carrying cell numbers with 603 numbers. However if they call for an emergency, they would go to the closet PSAP where the tower is. There are people out there who “hate” the state they grew up. They won’t ever be coming back and sadly our PSAP is the most innovative in the country.
And even worse, no vendor doesn’t have the guts to defend our system, only to attack our lack of laws to protect troll attorneys if a 9-1-1 system is not properly configured in a business to sue the crap and put them out of business. I’m too lazy to pull up that Avaya blog post right now…
This was taken at the front desk at the Attitash Grand Resort Conference Center in Bartlett, NH. This area in the building is where you can only spot the digital sets. The nearby bar, conference rooms and rooms use analog sets. There is no evidence of any attendant consoles ether.
I’ve frequented this facility during the spring time over the last four years for an annual conference. I no longer attend, and I like the place, so I went for the vacation this week. The people I used to see at the front desk were not working (or is no longer working there) to see if I could see the switch room.
In an earlier post, I featured a English styled Telephone booth near the Manchester City Hall taken in 2009. There is another English telephone booth found on the other side of the city, on the “Londonderry Turnpike” on the traffic circle of Bypass Route 28.
This low res and highly compressed JPEG is a Central Office located just north of Downtown Keene, NH. It is operated by the primary LEC, FairPoint.
If that locale rings any bells, this used to be a popular hotspot in early October for the Keene Pumpkin Festival. It also broken several Guinness Book of World Records for the most Jack-o-Lanterns lit up. Keene State College is about a mile away from this Central Office and sadly the punks from KSC destroyed the city and put the public in danger last October to the point the hack Keene City Council denied proposals for what would’ve been their 25th annual. It’s now moving about 100 miles northeast to a secluded rural grounds in the Lakes Region and not in a micro-urban locale like Keene.
The Linux or Open Source world share our state Motto “Live Free or Die.” Well apparently, the driver or the truck operator of this FairPoint truck lives and breathes the same standards as well. As you can tell, that FairPoint truck is the primary Bell Operating Company for New Hampshire Vermont and Maine as Verizon sold them out into bankruptcy in early 2008.
Children weren’t left out of the woods in the fad called the telephone back around the 1940s, a local resident donated this wooden toy telephone to the NH Telephone Museum. This small wonder would pave the way to the Fisher Price plastic telephone made about 20 years later (and should be in every phone collector’s collection!)