ISP License in the USA?
Curtis.Starnes at granburyisd.org
Tue May 31 18:34:06 UTC 2016
E-Rate is more of a "discounted" rate process than a license.
I work for a mid-sized school district and apply for and are granted E-Rate funding every year.
So from the end user stand point not as a transit ISP, E-Rate would not apply.
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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Dan White
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To: Lorell Hathcock <lorell at hathcock.org>
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Subject: Re: ISP License in the USA?
Not familiar with the process, but look at E-rate if you want to provide service to schools, libraries and health providers.
On 05/31/16 13:14 -0500, Lorell Hathcock wrote:
>Our owner has hired a consultant who insists that we should have an ISP
>license to operate in the United States. (Like they have in other
>countries like Germany and in Africa where he has extensive personal
>I am asking him to tell me which license we should have because I don't
>know of a license that we are required to have to route IP traffic to
>I am familiar with CLEC status filed with our state. But it is not a
>requirement to pass traffic.
>He is suggesting COALS with which I am completely unfamiliar.
>Can anyone tell me if there is a Texas state and/or USA Federal license
>for a small operator to pass IP traffic from the internet to end users
>(commercial and/or residential).
>I am aware that there are some CALEA requirements of ISPs that seem to
>kick in once a CALEA request is made, but is that different from a license.
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