How to begin making my own ISP?

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Fri Sep 16 21:45:17 UTC 2011

On Fri, 16 Sep 2011, hasserw at wrote:

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

Honestly, I did have an insightful email drafted up for your original 
post, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt like I was getting 

I do see posts on this list from time to time, and on other related lists, 
from people who appear to be pretty new to the game, and that's perfectly 
OK.  I will not bash a newbie for being a newbie, because we were all 
newbies at one point or another.  However, expecting other people to do 
all the work and give you all of the answers, and then criticizing the 
group when they didn't do that, based on a very vague definition of a 
requirement is just bad form.

Since you mentioned school years in your original post, I'm going to 
assume that you're also pretty young.  Just remember - mailing list 
archives are forever ;)


> 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?
>> Thanks.

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