Boris Groendahl on Tue, 22 Jul 1997 22:57:26 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: <nettime> Frequently Asked Questions about Bandwidth


>Internet network backbones are owned by the large telecom operators. There
>is a continuous process of the concentration of power. The largest Internet
>connectivity provider of the world, UUNet Technologies, owns most of the
>infrastructure of Europe: EUnet. National EUnet-subsidiaries like EUnet
>Germany have been bought in the last years by UUNET. UUNET is based in
>Virginia, USA, 40% of its stock capital is owned by Microsoft corporation.

Do you have any proof for the claim that MS owns 40% of UUNet? afaik, 
UUNet merged with WorldCom, Inc. and now acts as its subsidiary, but I 
didn't find any information about who are WorldCom's shareholders.


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