uunet + ans == ??

Ok, so in light of Worldcom buying Compuserve so it can just go trade it
for ANS -

anyone want to guess if uunet will be doing policy configs vs. ANS dropping

Very good question, I think that everything will start to look like
UUNet. I also am very interested on how long the new BAY routers will stay
in the network.

Nathan Stratton President, CTO, NetRail,Inc.

Worldcom bought Compuserve? I heard this morning on the radio that AOL
had bought them for a huge summ, and plan on operating them as a seperate

Joe Shaw - jshaw@insync.net
NetAdmin - Insync Internet Services
"Learn more, and you will never starve." - Paraphrase of Lee

Worldcom bought Compuserve for 1.2 billion, Worldcom wants to give all the
users to AOL + 175 million and receive AOL's ANS division.

Nathan Stratton President, CTO, NetRail,Inc.


Cat Okita
Systems Administrator/Integrator, UUNET Canada

The deal works like this:

1) WorldCom buys CompuServe for $1.2 billion in stock

2) WorldCom splits off the online service business from the network
infrastructure business at CompuServe

3) AOL sells ANS (its network infrastructure division) to WoldCom in
exchange for $175 million in cash plus the online service portion of the
CompuServe business

4) AOL signs a five-year contract with WorldCom for network services (i.e.
those which used to be provided by ANS and the network infrastructure part
of CompuServe).

Net Effects: H&R Block is rid of CompuServe. AOL owns CompuServe's
subscribers and is out of the business of deploying modems and routers.
WorldCom owns the networks built by AOL and CompuServe and sells network
services to AOL. The big get bigger.

Anybody else wondering how Prodigy is faring with their recent
sale/outsource of their network infrastructure?