Excerpt from a speech made by The Honorable Michael Powell, then Chairman of The FCC:


"Enron Broadband offered 10,000 square feet of NY office space to displaced companies. Global Crossing offered free instant teleconferencing, and Yipes is donating months of free service to relocating businesses. The list goes on and on, with thousands of tech and telecom companies pitching in. One of my favorite stories is of XO Communications' Bob Oliva. Oliva faced the task of bringing 50 T1 lines worth of services to the City's Housing Department, Heat Complaint Bureau and Mayor's Office, a job that would normally take 45 days. Oliva told the City he would not leave the building until the job was finished, and 41 hours later he went home, mission accomplished."