Norway-based Taide was established in 1991 and has become one of the largest global Internet access providers
in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In the comments, Nuvio asserts that broadband Internet access providers
, who also offer VoIP services, have economic incentives to discriminate against unaffiliated VoIP providers in favor of affiliated providers.
Synacor's platform provides Internet access providers
with a completely turn-key solution that will help them increase revenues per subscriber, reduce churn and encourage users to upgrade to broadband.
The SusCom-Synacor agreement marks the beginning of a new era in which Internet access providers
transition to a cable television model, bundling Web access with premium content and services.
Synacor today announced that it has signed the industry's first deal with Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) to sublicense multiple brands of WDIG's subscription online programming to Tier 2 Internet access providers
, enabling them to bundle premium content with connectivity.
In addition to the tax on gross receipts generated within city limits, Tacoma wants Internet access providers
to obtain a $72-a-year city business license.