Re: integration fears
The point you are making in one I brought up at the time, but of course I didn't listen to myself. :-(
One one hand, you could argue LVLT had to strike while the iron was hot and make all the sensible deals it could, but on the other hand juggling that many integrations was almost certainly raising the risk of failure by more than any individual deal or even the sum of each deal.
For me it was one of those situations where intuitively I sensed a debacle, but since I didn't "know" or have any "facts" to base that conclusion on, I just held and hoped I was wrong.