How to begin making my own ISP?

Matlock, Kenneth L MatlockK at
Fri Sep 16 18:22:24 UTC 2011

The second thing is that you need to have at least a VAGUE idea what you
want to actually offer.

A DSL ISP is VASTLY different than a Co-Location ISP. 

I'd say you need to sit down and take a long hard look at exactly you
want to do, *then* figure out what you need to do in order to accomplish

Ken Matlock
Network Analyst
Exempla Healthcare
(303) 467-4671
matlockk at

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Wieling [mailto:EWieling at] 
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 12:14 PM
To: hasserw at; nanog at
Subject: RE: How to begin making my own ISP?

I think the question was far too vague.  The first thing you need to
start an ISP is LOTS OF MONEY.  

-----Original Message-----
From: hasserw at [mailto:hasserw at] 
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 2:10 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: How to begin making my own ISP?

No one replied with any useful information. I guess no one wants
competition on this list? Pretty poor tactic.

On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:55:01 -0400 hasserw at wrote:
>I want to begin making my own ISP, mainly for high speed servers and 
>such, but also branching out to residential customers. I'm going to be 
>in Germany for the next school year (probably either Frankfurt am Main 
>or Berlin); any suggestions on what sort of classes I can take there 
>that will be in English and will teach me
>all I need to know on how to build and manage my own ISP, AS, etc? 

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