Mci: Don't Count The Chickens Just Yet

It faces a massive merger, smaller rivals, and costly expansion

There's been a certain amount of gloating around MCI Communications Corp. over archrival AT&T's endless string of bad news. After all, while AT&T has seen its share of the long-distance market drop a full percentage point in the past year, to just under 54%, MCI has held its share steady at around 18%. "This is a great time," says MCI President Timothy F. Price.

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