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Re: BOOM! there goes WorldCom
From: "Dorian R. Kim" <dorian () blackrose org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 19:44:19 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, Charles Sprickman wrote:

On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, Scott Landman wrote:

If fibers being cut is the culprit here, does going with a supplier like
Qwest make sense because their fibers are running down railroad right of

I was under the impression that there was one fiber giant that actually
owns its own fiber, and that its name is AT&T...  Who is Qwest???  

All the major carriers, including AT&T, cross lease capacity and swap fibers
with each other. It's not unusual to see things like Sprint fiber with
Worldcom repeaters, and Worldcom fibers with Sprint repeaters. 

Carrier incest is alive and well, and no one is excepted, which makes
diversity planning of physical plant difficult from a customer perspective.

As for who Qwest is, you should check out http://www.qwest.net. Part of their
former name might be more familiar, SP Construction Services. (SP as in
Southern Pacific)

-dorian



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