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[_] contention ratios

Richard Davey rich at
Tue Oct 30 22:36:06 GMT 2001

No, 8 to 1 is very good. 20 to 1 is very standard and even with that
kind of rate you'd still be hard pushed to notice it (i.e. get an
engaged tone) depending on the number of lines they've got and the
demographic of their users (you get those that stay online all day vs.
those that dial-up three times a week to check mail).



-----Original Message-----
From: underscore-admin at
[mailto:underscore-admin at] On Behalf Of Catherine
Sent: 30 October 2001 20:07
To: underscore at
Subject: [_] contention ratios

What is an acceptable contention ratio for an ISP to offer? Is 8 to 1
particuarly high?

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