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Short Take: Y2K to burn up phone lines?

USWest is projecting that January 1, 2000 will likely be the busiest calling day in history, passing up even traditional peak days such as Christmas and Mother's Day. The surge in calls will put extra pressure on phone networks to ensure Y2K compliance, the company said, adding that its own network systems would be ready by that time.

USWest is projecting that January 1, 2000 will likely be the busiest calling day in history, passing up even traditional peak days such as Christmas and Mother's Day. The surge in calls will put extra pressure on phone networks to ensure Y2K compliance, the company said, adding that its own network systems would be ready by that time.