AOL misleads customers over service use; magicJack maintains 911 payment stance

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> AOL (NYSE: AOL) may still be the name of the ISP everyone knows, but one fact some people don't know is that 60 percent of the Internet giant's profits come from older customers that may have a DSL broadband connection but don't realize they can get onto the Web without them. A former AOL executive told Huffington Post that "The dirty little secret is that 75 percent of the people who subscribe to AOL's dial-up service don't need it." Story

> iBasis and KPN (NYSE: KPN) have put aside the bad blood over the Dutch provider's ownership in the wholesale voice provider and are moving forward into 2011. One of the many moves iBasis is making in 2011 is a series of network enhancements to expand its Premium Voice international termination service in the Asia/Pacific region. News Release

> Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) announced that for United States federal income tax-reporting purposes, the company will report the 2010 dividends, which amounted to $0.32 per share, as non-taxable distributions. News Release

> After hearing a clamoring for new disaster recovery services at last week's Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference (PTC), Teleport services company ATCi introduced its enhanced Arizona teleport facility. Working in conjunction with tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), ATCi's Southwest operations center is located in a storm free/earthquake free/hurricane free zone attributes that make the facility a sound back-up communications source. News Release

And finally ... magicJack, the low-cost VoIP provider, continues to defend itself against West Virginia's regulators over why it should not be required to pay 911 fees. If the West Virginia Public Service Commission deems magicJack as an "interconnected VoIP provider" as defined by the FCC, the service provider will have to pay 911 fees to Kanawha County under West Virginia law. Story