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  • cash_back_7 cash_back_7 Feb 7, 1999 4:40 PM Flag

    Coke v/s Pepsi, & a ? for Dice..

     

    for your comment. Money in the bank is not
    everything. Very
    little has been accomplished by now to
    justify $17 Bln market
    cap. Almost 1000 miles of US
    intercity network completed as a
    result of $500 Mln debt
    offering. It is $400K - $500K per mile
    isn't it? Sounds
    incredibly high or please correct me. Is $2.3 Bln = 5,500
    miles or so, or: what share of
    $2.3 Bln will apply?
    Cost of construction sounds very high.
    Money will
    flow out and debt will grow fast on the shareholder
    shoulders. Seems like only people making money will be real
    owners of the company pumping money into accounts of
    subcontractors that they represent too. By the time of
    completion
    owners will be already paid generously and their
    business plan
    to get richer would be executed
    sucessfully. Since their intent is to flip the network and/or
    company do you have realistic idea
    of H O W M U C H in
    2001? 15, 20 or 25 ?
    Do you know what is industry
    cost on fiber per mile?
    WCOM, FON, QWST, IIXC, WMB
    and some smaller developers are laying fiber in US.
    Seems like WMB and IIXC have lower cost,
    analysts
    often comment.

    $250 & $650 Mln in revenues is
    nothing to write home about even
    with startup of only
    $10 Bln. Aparently
    owners will be just looking to
    flip. Bandwidth won't be as important in couple years
    as real revenue figures.

    So what to do with
    this stock: still go long on dips, short it
    or
    wait?

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