VZ/MCI Networks at a Glance

February 14, 2005

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VZ/MCI Networks at a Glance

9:50 AM -- If Verizon buys MCI for $4.8 billion in equity and $488 million in cash, the result would be a gigantic carrier with global reach. Here's how the two companies see their respective networks now:

Table 1: Network Comparison

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireline

MCI Wireline

269 million licensed POPs

6,600 local POPs

4,500 POPs

Strong business presence

Serving 2/3s of the top 100 MSAs

Presence on 6 continents, 140+ countries, and over 2,800 cities

Leading 3G network

3.6 million DSL customers

Telecom industry�s most expansive global IP backbone w/ 3.2 million dialup modems

43.8 million customers

9 million fiber miles

100,000-mile fiber optic network

"America's most reliable network"

53 million access lines

130 data centers and connections to more than 100,000 buildings

Source: Verizon and MCI



— Phil Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading

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