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Re: IP: Pac Bell says Net use may collapse phone system

  On Thu, 24 Oct 1996, Robert Berger wrote:
  > When a large number of lines start having phone calls that last significantly
  > longer than a few minutes radically shift the required ratio of lines to
  > switching/trunking. 
      Maybe I'm missing something here.  Is the length of call the ONLY 
  important variable?  Isn't the real issue the number of lines that can be 
  used at any one time....    like the percent of customers who are using 
  the telephone at the same time?    What is this percent...for the typical 
  POTS user?  jamie
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