MCI denies national security 'compromised'
Scandal-smeared MCI has insisted that all US government secure calls on MCI networks have been handled properly and denied that national security was compromised at any time. The firm stand follows a fresh round of allegations that the telecoms outfit improperly rerouted long-distance calls in the US and Canada in order to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in access fees to other phone companies. The allegations – filed by rival outfit AT&T – also claimed that the rerouting put national security at risk because it exposed Government phone calls to eavesdroppers. Full Story