State Super-DMCA Too True

Er, isn't that the fundamental difference between IP and fixed-bandwidth
voice ? I have spent any number of years trying to 'educate' old guard telco
management and planners that one of the key economic benefits of the
Internet over old fashioned private networks is that the sharing of capacity
actully works 99.99% of the time...

It only works because there is more bandwidth provisioned on
most of the Internet than is needed. When this isn't the case things
start to go downhill pretty rapidly. IP provides a mechanism for easier
bandwidth management and resourcing but if you run out - you run out.