off-topic: summary on Internet traffic growth History

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Wed Aug 11 19:30:37 UTC 2010

Chris Boyd <cboyd at> writes:

> My recollection is that Worldcom bought out MFS.  UUnet was a later
> acquisition by the Worldcom monster (no, no biases here :-).

MFS acquired UUnet Technologies on 12 August 1996.

On 31 December 1996, MFS "merged with and into WorldCom, Inc" although
it sure looked like an acquisition to those of us who were watching
from the sidelines.


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