It looks like Genuity Inc is going down the tubes after they posted massive losses and Verizon declined an option to reabsorb the company, which it was required to spin off when it acquired GTE. I find this interesting only because of the heritage of the company. Genuity Inc used to be BBN Planet which started out as Bolt Beranek and Newman, or BB & N. Bob Kahn was an employee of BB & N back in 1969 when he participated in the initial experiments that led to the creation of what is now the Internet, and was on the distribution list for RFC 3, which was written by Steve Crocker. It’s kind of amazing to think that BBN went from a high tech consulting firm that was asked to design a packet switched network for the defense department to a major bandwith provider to yet another bit of telecom industry road kill.