GTE to acquire Genuity

Aaron France aaron at
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
quite costly.

typical nanog bitter-batter: making assumptions based upon half 

On Thu, 13 Nov 1997 mec at 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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