3 thoughts on “$14.8 billion in savings & 15,000 job cuts”

  1. Personally, I feel MCI should eventually merge but not with a US Telecom. If Congress, FCC and all the rest involved in these merger proposals get enough information to make an informed decision, they will understand that allowing MCI to merge with any of the Bell’s, is a huge mistake and would certainly hamper any new growth through competition.

    The consumers and businesses will see increased costs and less choice for their communication needs, whether it is voice or Internet access.

  2. well, from a consumer stand point MCI is pretty much inconsequential since it has decided to pull out of that market, the whole game is about the business customer and they are all defecting from MCI anyway.

  3. I’ll tend to agree, but I feel both AT&T and MCI tried to call a bluff (to the FCC) on hindering competiton by the BOCs. But it looks like (sounds like a duck) the SBC/AT&T merger was moving a long anyway and perhaps was pushed forward with Powell’s early departing from the FCC. MCI could still become a factor for local service if it decides to team up with a non-US telecom. I’ll assume telecom’s in Canada, Europe, South America will have their say in the pending mergers.

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