ALSO NOTED: Qwest gives up on MCI; Marconi faces an uncertain future; and much more...

> Qwest throws in the towel on MCI, may pursue other opportunities. Article

> Network vendor Marconi faces an uncertain future as BT passes it by for its new IP-centric network. Article

> Ericsson to lay off 250 at its CDMA unit in San Diego. Article

> JiWire launches a new connection manager service, called SpotLock, that enables mobile users to securely connect and send email from any wireless network. Release

> Dartmouth College is pioneering the use of campus-wide WiFi. Article

And Finally... Seven ways to manage a bad hotspot connection. Article