MCI to market MSN

alexy at alexy at
Wed Jan 31 13:16:10 UTC 1996

On Wed, 31 Jan 1996, Christopher E. Stefan wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Jan 1996 alexy at wrote:
> > MCI and Microsoft will now be building networks together, MCI ditching
> > Netscape and starting to sell Microsoft network access tools & pushing
> > MSN... 
> Interesting considering: MCI and News Corp. have an agreement to jointly 
> develop/promote InternetMCI and Delphi.  And UUNET and Microsoft have an 
> agreement to provide Internet access/MSN dialup.

Last paragraph of article read:

" MCI's move is a step away from its relationship with News Corp,, whose 
Delphi on-line service, with 200,000 customers, is about a quarter the 
size of Microsoft's MSN."

Bye Bye, Delphi.

It is a wonder to me that Microsoft is using UUNET for MSN dialup and MCI
for, to quote the article, "Internet access and telecommunications
provider".  If I was with UUNET, I certainly would be upset that I get to 
watch modems blink while MCI gets to hyperstream.

> Wonder if this sort of thing is anything like the cable/telco/media 
> "interactive TV" alliances of a year or two ago?

Can we now get MSNBC over our MCI ISDN?  

Did anyone else note the MSNBC advertisement following the SuperBowl?


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