Worldcomm/UUNet makes a bid for MCI and BROOKS Fiber

Jesse M. Caulfield jesse at
Wed Oct 1 15:31:24 UTC 1997

Sizeable? ~17% was rather significant. Anyone know whether Microsoft's
stake was bought out or carried over when UU sold to MFS?

On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, Steve Mansfield wrote:

> > Doesn't Bill Gates own some portion of the WC conglomerate?
> > 
> > It sures smells like a BG thing.
> > 
> > Microsquish owns the desktop/Servers and WC owns the Internet/
> > Telecommunications, and Bill owns them both?  Thrills, gotta
> > love the advances we would see then, mainly in price....
> He used to own a sizeable chunk of UUNET, back before they got bought by
> MFS and then Worldcom.  His chunk these days probably isn't so sizeable any
> more.
> Steve Mansfield				 steve at
> NorthWestNet Network Engineer	         425-649-7467

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