Stories by Tom Davis

MCI saga continues

FRAMINGHAM (09/18/2003) - Regarding Thomas Nolle's column "Time to end the MCI saga," after all the access charges are trued up and the traffic routed properly, we'll likely find, as we already have to some extent, that MCI was an uneconomic enterprise masquerading as an economic one. Over the years, management executed on strategies they couldn't afford, hence the current misfortune. The average worker at MCI has suffered a lot, but so have an even greater number of average workers and shareholders at Sprint, AT&T and other carriers that didn't break the law. Should we prolong an entire industry's trauma to benefit the minority?