On another topic ... :-)

Michael Dillon michael at memra.com
Thu Jul 11 19:50:50 UTC 1996

On Thu, 11 Jul 1996, Sean Donelan wrote:

> The ATIS network reliability council steering committee report "Keeping
> the Network Alive And Well: Solving the problem of cable dig-ups."

>   >Public Switched Network. Approximately 50% of FCC-reportable service outages
>   >and their impact have been caused by facility outages. Roughly 33 million

Note that packet switched networks like the core meshes of the NSP's can
be engineered such that backhoes have zero effect on customer service.
Even when stuff like RSVP is in widespread usage it should be possible 
to keep the effect of backhoes down to the level of static.

Michael Dillon                   -               ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-604-546-3049
http://www.memra.com             -               E-mail: michael at memra.com

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