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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