MCI WorldCom

I love reading Wiki.  Just about anything you can wonder about, there is a wiki page with information on it.  This morning for some reason I was thinking about the old long distance telecom company MCI.  I was an early user when I was in college and I remember typing in my access code from a card and saving a pretty good bit (for a college student) on long distance telephone calls, mostly to my family back home in New Orleans.  I remember the company was run out of Mississippi and that it went up in flames in a spectular bankruptcy.  The truth is a little more complicated than that.  A bit technical, but a fascinating story of huge deals (tens of billions — this was 20+ years ago) and a CEO, Bernie Ebbers, who ended up in jail in Louisiana, where he still resides.

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