ISP License in the USA?

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at snappytelecom.net
Tue May 31 18:42:46 UTC 2016


>>> > He is suggesting COALS .........

as in lumps of coals, is what you are going to get on christmas from him, if he does not get this gig !


:)


Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet & Telecom


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lorell Hathcock" <lorell at hathcock.org>
> To: "nanog list" <nanog at nanog.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:14:17 PM
> Subject: ISP License in the USA?

> NANOG:
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> 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 experience.)
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> 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 end
> customers.
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> I am familiar with CLEC status filed with our state.  But it is not a
> requirement to pass traffic.
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> He is suggesting COALS with which I am completely unfamiliar.
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> 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).
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> 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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> Thanks,
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> 
> Lorell Hathcock


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