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Re: Covad, Chapter 11 !

  • From: Brian Wallingford
  • Date: Wed Aug 08 15:55:27 2001

:> Ownership of the C/O and the last mile confers ILECs an unfair advantage
:> in this business
:I'd agree with that, but I think there's more to it than that. Cash
:management and order turnaround time play a big role in the success of a
:DLEC, too.

Bingo.  Before everyone cries for the DLECs, many (including myself, a
card-carrying RBOC-basher) would argue that embarassingly poor cash
management was one of the most significant factors contributing to the
demise of the "big three".