CRTC fees have Internet resellers on the defensive; Limelight establishes Arizona cross-connect

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> New fees and regulations by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) have put small ISPs in the country back on their heels a bit, forcing them to restructure their business models. The biggest change? A potential end to unlimited bandwidth offerings, a cornerstone of resellers' strategy. Story.

> Limelight Networks has established a cross-connect in Arizona, entering a "business arrangement" with i/o Data Centers to initiate Azix (the Arizona Internet Exchange) at i/o's Tier 3 installation in Phoenix. Story.

> Boingo's IPO is a go: the WiFi hotspot provider has filed documents with the SEC and expects to raise $75 million from its initial public offering, CED reports. Once its registration is effective, Boingo will list on the Nasdaq as WIFI. Story.

> Level 3 Communications' "leadership in delivering data network and voice services to meet the wholesale communications needs of global carriers" has resulted in its receiving ATLANTIC-ACM's 2011 Global Wholesale Best in Class Award for Provisioning and the Best in Class Award for Network Quality. News release.

> Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T) has selected Zhone Technologies' MXK multi-service access node (MSAN) system to increase bandwidth on its all-IP network and provide ADSL2+ services. Story.

> Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL, is headlining today's Nashville Technology Council membership event. News release.

> Low latency is the word among financial networks, and Hibernia Atlantic is pushing the concept along, announcing that they have reduced latency on their New Jersey-Toronto network, allowing data to travel as fast as 9.5 milliseconds from point to point. News release.

> Bidders for a 51 percent stake in Telekom Srbija will have to wait another month to stake their claim, as Serbia's Ministry of Finance has postponed the deadline from Feb. 21 to March 31, 2011. Story.

And finally... Kanawha County, West Va. is unhappy that VoIP provider magicJack isn't collecting or paying 911 fees from its area customers, says DSL Reports, and are taking their complaint to the state's Public Service Commission on March 1. The response from magicJack? They're technically not a VoIP company. Which is ...kind of true, technically; they call themselves a CLEC. Technically. Story.

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