Networking quick-fire questions
Can I keep a fibre connection open in a power cut?
Most fibre modem-routers have to be placed where the line enters the property, which may be some distance away from your computer, for which you should already have a UPS. To cover the modem-router you'll need to power it from a small UPS that’s sufficient to keep it running without mains power.
Why are internet uploads slower than downloads?
The bandwidth is split disproportionately so that downloading large files is given priority, and less of the total is available for uploads. This is usually reversed for internet servers, which deliver content.
A UPS can keep kit running when mains power cuts out.