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Re: Smoking gun in CA
Fred R. Goldstein wrote:
> Let's get our numbers straight. A 5ESS *can* block due to high traffic, but
> can be engineered (for a price) to any traffic level, up to "non-blocking".
> Ditto for a DMS, whose newer "Enhanced Network" fits more digital
> crosspoints (virtual ones) into one shelf than used to fit into multiple
> racks. Cost studies have shown that when you add up the cost of switch
> capacity, trunks, et al, PEAK HOUR local calls cost telco around half a
> penny a minute. Off-peak costs next to zilch, since it doesn't strain any
> capacity. Peak hour varies by location, of course; resi areas are evenings,
> business areas daytime.
> I cast my vote for a *high* free-hours threshold in order to impose
> cost-based charges (I'd market this as "semi-permanent circuit service") on
> the few users who never hang up, while leaving 90%+ of users on flat rates,
> making efficient use of the telephone network.
Very well put! I hope the regulators subscribe to this list...