NPR morning news apparently just reported...

Eric A. Hall ehall at
Fri May 23 22:02:56 UTC 2003

on 5/23/2003 4:39 PM Bill Woodcock wrote:
>       On Fri, 23 May 2003, Eric A. Hall wrote:
>     > AWCC is the permanent Afghan network.
> Uh, that's putting it in a pretty flattering light...  AWCC is the
> terminally flaky A-carrier that's having to be replaced.  Have you ever
> tried to place calls through them?

I didn't say AWCC was good. It's permanent in the sense that it wasn't
temporary -- the Iraqi network that MCI is building appears to have a
fixed shelf-life and appears to be geographically limited to Baghdad. The
"permament" nationwide network(s) will be built by whoever the Iraqi
interim government chooses for the job (as was the case with AWCC).
Whether those end up sucking or not isn't the point here either.

Eric A. Hall                              
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