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March 18, 2003

Fiber, Bandwidth, and Those Crooks at WorldCom

Brad DeLong’s blog has a great discussion going about WorldCom’s recent write-down of the value of their fiber network (now valued at 1/4 of what they paid for it).

He seems to be sympathetic to the idea that they were blindsided by the advent of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) in the mid 1990s. I don’t think that’s the explanation, but check out the discussion and judge for yourself.

Posted by distler at March 18, 2003 9:55 AM

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