Telecom Collapse?

Jay Farrell jayfar at
Thu Dec 4 22:09:00 UTC 2008

The Verizon lay-offs article you linked to ("Verizon just laid off thousands
of people "<>)
in the blog post is dated December 29, *2002*

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Jim Cowie <cowie at> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Wayne E. Bouchard <web at> wrote:
> > That the old ILECs are having problems due to the fact that few if any
> > of them know how to run a decent business is not exactly news. IMO, it
> > might be best if some of them were finaly placed in the position of
> > figuring out how to come into the 21st century and actually compete
> > for business.
> I wasn't going to say anything, but as long as you brought it up ...
> Outlandish and bizarre, yes, but perhaps no more so than the other things
> you read in the
> papers these days?    --jim

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