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October 2, 1997: Worldcom outbid BT – Wins MCI Communications

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Jeffrey Powers

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October 2, 1997: Worldcom outbid BT – Wins MCI Communications

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AT&T. The $37 Billion dollar merger would finalize on November 10th. Then, September 1998 – MCI Worldcom would officially launch. This all crumbled in 2002 when Worldcom filed for bankruptcy.

 I was an employee of Worldcom and had been since its original namesake LDDS. At the time we were awestruck.

-Bill Bartholomew

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