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Re: Worldcomm network question

  • From: Tatsuya Kawasaki
  • Date: Fri Jun 28 09:44:42 2002

Eric,

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 ...

Tatsuya

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On 27 Jun 2002, Eric Brandwine wrote:

> Date: 27 Jun 2002 17:55:16 +0000
> From: Eric Brandwine <ericb@UU.NET>
> To: blitz <blitz@macronet.net>
> Cc: Richard Forno <rforno@infowarrior.org>, nanog@trapdoor.merit.edu
> Subject: Re: Worldcomm network question
>
>
> >>>>> "b" == blitz  <blitz@macronet.net> writes:
>
> b> For that and other reasons, Wcom will be bailed out, at taxpayer expense if
> b> 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
> unhappy.
>
> There's no way they'd let us go Chapter 7, even if we wanted to.
>
> ericb
>
> b> At 18:19 6/26/02 -0400, you wrote:
>
> >> 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!!
>
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