From the submitter:
I hated when my power went down for a second and my internet connection was gone.
So I forgot to pay my electric bill and they cut me off as they should have but after paying I learned it would be at least 24 hours without power... and without internet. I then remembered that the apartment complex pays for my hot water because it is shared with the unit above me. After checking that my modem and laptop can both run from 240v I came up with this.