reply to skeechan
Re: 52% of people are beyond stupid I have 20 gallons of fresh water stored... drinking water for days is not an issue.
I have access to plenty of water for flushing toilets (or I can always go into a bucket if the sewers backed up).
I have access to electricity through a generator for longer outages and batteries for shorter outages.
My heating fuel is stored on-site (oil).
So from my perspective, broadband is the one utility that I cannot either store in reserve, or find a simple (bucket) alternative for.
Of course if they were asking me in a survey I certainly wouldn't say broadband (it would be water & sewer)... but when I look at it from a crisis situation where we're talking minor interruptions, broadband is the one that is most difficult to work around.
Meanwhile, let's look at your list. You can't use a generator 24/7, you need regular electricity utility for your daily needs. Same with drinking water, water for toilets etc. You can go without Internet service a long longer than you can go without water or electricity.
So what is your MOST IMPORTANT utility? Water probably first, followed by electricity. Broadband is at the bottom of any priority list.
Absolutely, for being healthy and alive, this is the list--
Long Term, and assuming the job concerns are suspended:
-Heat (if not by electric)
Short Term, and with consideration for my job:
-Broadband (Phone/Communication roles in here)
reply to bemis
said by bemis:I think your blinders are wrapped too tight. You don't live in apartment in an urban area, do you?
So from my perspective
It's not really power unless you abuse it.
reply to skeechan
That would depend on where you live. For me, I have no water without electricity. So even though water is more important, I don't have access to it without electricity other than what I have stored.