ISP CALEA compliance

Mike Hammett nanog at
Thu May 10 20:35:50 UTC 2007

I recommend Kris Twomey...

Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David E. Smith" <dave at>
To: <nanog at>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: ISP CALEA compliance

> Nikos Mouat wrote:
>> I have interpretted CALEA to apply only to providers of VOICE service,
>> be it VOIP or traditional, however I was told this morning point blank
>> by the FCC that CALEA most definitely applies to all ISPs that provide
>> internet access at speeds over 200k.
> That, and the definition of ISP, are still a bit fuzzy...
> wireless at, for instance, has had a LOT of chatter about that,
> but WISPA's staff attorney believes that small wireless ISPs are
> required to be CALEA-compliant. (WISPA is a trade association for
> wireless ISPs.) If small ISPs have to be compliant, it's probably safe
> to assume big ISPs are too. :)
> is the list archive - there's
> a lot of noise in there, but a fair amount of signal (start in February
> 2007 or so, and work your way up). There's also forms you're apparently
> supposed to fill out (FCC Form 445, and a CALEA compliance plan due next
> week).
> As always your friendly attorney knows better than I do.
> David Smith

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