For customers who don’t receive voice service over a copper line, a battery backup solution is needed to maintain voice service during a power outage. Without a battery backup solution or alternate power source such as a generator, voice customers on fiber or fixed wireless will not be able to make calls during a power outage, including emergency calls to 911.

Colorado Valley’s optional battery backup solution does not provide power to any services other than voice. Home security systems, medical monitoring devices and other equipment will not run on Colorado Valley’s backup battery. It’s important to note the battery backup doesn’t provide power to a cordless phone, instead a standard corded phone must be connected directly to the modem.

The standard battery from Colorado Valley is expected to last 8 hours on standby power, and additional batteries may be added for up to 24-hours standby time. Proper care and use should be followed as directed by the manufacturer. The batteries will not last forever and should be replaced as directed by the manufacturer.

For more information about the battery backup solution from Colorado Valley, please call 800-242-5911 or email info@coloradovalley.com