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

  On Mon, 28 Oct 1996, Dave Reid wrote:
  > >need to build capacity.  Calls by residential consumers to ISPs are 
  > >clearly longer in duration that voice calls, but do they really impose 
  > >greater demands on the network, empirically?  
  > The demands are much greater, maybe ten times as much. 
           10 times as much!  How do you figure?  If a voice network
    is contructed based upon the assumption that no more than 10 percent
    of the voice customers will be online at one time, how do 
    customers using ISP, that can only conntect less than 10 percent
    of thier customers at any one time, cost 10 times as Much!!!
    This seems to be an absurd notion.  
    And I haven't even gotten into the issue of the percent of the cost
    that is fixed and not traffic sensitive, like the local loop.
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