NPR morning news apparently just reported...

Bill Woodcock woody at
Fri May 23 16:47:25 UTC 2003

      On Fri, 23 May 2003, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
    > this is the often reported "mci is building iraq a brand spankin' new
    > cell phone network" I believe.

Yeah, upon reading the articles, it looks like the contract is $45M or
less for nineteen GSM cells.  The controversy surrounding it seems to be
twofold: first, that WorldCom has never built a cellular network; second
that it's being rewarded ahead of other telcos which haven't (yet) been
busted for accounting fraud.


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