My wife and I recently traveled nearly 20 hours to return from a trip to Barcelona only to get out of bed the next morning and have no electricity.
Here’s the thing, when you don’t have power, you don’t have comms. We had no Wifi since the provider didn’t have enough back up power in place.
Even more frustrating was that our smart phones were all but useless. Forget surfing the Web to get information about PG&E Corp. (PCG) and its planned shutoffs.
On top of all that, we had no real cell service, meaning we couldn’t make calls from our home. Our neighbors said that their land lines were also useless.
That’s when it really drove home something that we all take for granted -modern communications like text messages, email and phones are totally integral to our lives.
They’re so important that the goal of unifying all these services recently led to a $500 million deal for a cloud-based communications firm.