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

  On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Mike Bilow wrote:
  > This is complicated, as Fred Goldstein correctly points out.  There are two
  > different issues: (1) total consumption of time on the switch, which is
  > correlated with number of minutes of use of each line per billing period, and
  > (2) peak demand on the switch, which is correlated with number of lines.
       OK, I'll take my 101.  Is the switch a fixed cost imput?  If so, 
  what is the cost of using the switch when it is below capacity?  
        What would be really helpful would be some data or estimates of the 
  buildout for residential consumers....   Is it 7:1 ?????  That is, how 
  many person can be connected at one time?
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