This paper proposes a packet switched broadband integrated network, for multi-rate services such as voice and data. A novel design of a high speed packet switch capable of catering to voice and data traffic is described. Some sources of traffic bottle-necks are identified, and methods of clearing the bottle-necks through flow control techniques are discussed. The design and flow control parameters are obtained through simulation, and the results are presented. The performance of the network and the packet switch is evaluated for various traffic characteristics through a second simulation, and the results are briefly presented. © 1992.