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Regulator: Caucasus Online must guarantee unlimited internet traffic to providers

23 Aug 2007

The Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) has decided that ISP Caucasus Online (also known as Caucasus Network), which has a near monopolistic domination of Georgia’s small internet market, must guarantee the provision of unlimited internet traffic for other ISPs in the country. The GNCC says that its decision is intended to settle the recent disagreement between Cauacasus and the country’s ISPs. Caucasus Online disagrees with the GNCC’s ruling. A spokesman for the company said that if the local internet traffic in the country was free, there would be no incentives for further development of internet resources. Caucasus Online currently sells to other ISPs bandwidth on the fibre backbone of United Telecom Georgia (UTG), the fixed line incumbent.

Georgia, Caucasus Online, SilkNet

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