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Flashing X-Mas lights in UK bring down DSL connections
  Posted by: AceBHound on Dec 8th, 2004 4:53 PM
Christmas lights which don't meet UK electrical standards are being blamed for disrupting some user's broadband connections. When the lights are set to flash, they are generating radio frequency noise which could cause the modems to lose their sync with the service. ISPs were warned by BT Wholesale to be watchful of this over the holiday season [presumably if customers complain their connection is down].

I don't know if there are any problems like this with Christmas lights in the US, but it's interesting to think that something so simple could affect a broadband connection.

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