Vivien: Don't get me started on what C&W did to the Exodus backbone.
OK, I won't EVEN get started on what C&W did to Digital Island...
(five years of heart-n-soul gone)
blitz: IF you got a job, be thankful.. this isn't over yet.
randy: some of the motivation is large players very consciously trying
randy: to squeeze out smaller or competitive players in the chaos of
randy: all the other noise.
<B><U> yes, yes, YES!!! </U></B> dammit...
ps. That's not html email. I use pine.
Anyone have any ideas, speculation, or info on how adverse future of WCOM
would play out for ISPs and such? Among other things, WCOM is the preferred
provider of long-haul pipes for DoD.....that can't be good!!
OK... I am going to break an NDA and disclose....
( Drum roll please.....)
The -=Secret=- Formula for "There can only be ONE!"
Pull back peering from adjacent competitors....
Thus Forcing smaller competitors into Financial Difficulty ....
(Due to lack of peering, and an ever increasing Monkey...)
Then, acquire them at Bankruptcy for Pennies on a Dollar....
Pull back all -=their=- peering....
Thus closing the loop..
If (Competitors != NULL)
goto [Label A:];
And finally, in the end, declare Bankruptcy yourself.
It worked for THEM!
Scott Weeks wrote:
For that and other reasons, Wcom will be bailed out, at taxpayer expense if necessary, for national security reasons.
theres always a replacement and someone waiting to succeed
remember worldcom spans the globe, DoD is just one customer on that scale...
For that and other reasons, Wcom will be bailed out, at taxpayer expense if
necessary, for national security reasons.
WorldCom still "runs" UUNET as well. We carry a significant portion
of the backbone, and have many customers that have no other
connections. With the bandwidth glut, I'm sure the core could survive
the sudden lack of UUNET, but there's a lot of edges that would get
There's no way they'd let us go Chapter 7, even if we wanted to.
IMHO, there is no way, WCOM force to shutdown all operation before
someone takes over.
I bet there will be court order or something to prevent to shutdown until
find buyer just like Winstar or something when they belled up.
But it is going to be interesting ...