GTE to acquire Genuity
aaron at hooked.net
Fri Nov 14 16:38:46 UTC 1997
UUNet runs MSN's network.
I'm sure this is not a cheap operation.
That money more than likely went into network implementation
costs, as building a private nationwide dialup network can be
typical nanog bitter-batter: making assumptions based upon half
On Thu, 13 Nov 1997 mec at ummagumma.ops.usa.net wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Chris Cook, Net Asset LLC wrote:
> > > And when that happens, Microsoft will buy Worldcomm. And then Microsoft
> > > will require AOL to use MSN's interface bundled with Worldcomm's
> > > connectivity or get no connectivity at all.
> > Shhhh. Don't give the Evil Empire any ideas....
> perhaps I've been smoking too much crack, but back when MSN was getting
> started, Microsoft dumped a large amount of money in UUNET's lap. How
> much of this ended up going towards UUNET stock? And if they owned a
> chunk then, they'd own a chunk of Worldcomm now. But then, I may just be
> smoking too much crack.
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