ISP License in the USA?
dustin at rseng.net
Tue May 31 19:05:29 UTC 2016
Local Business License.
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Burgess
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Subject: RE: ISP License in the USA?
I would suggest getting a new consultant .. :)
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Lol got me! There is nothing that I know of that you have to "license" to become a ISP in the US of A. . You do have to fill out Form 477 twice a year. :)
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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Lorell Hathcock
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:14 PM
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Subject: ISP License in the USA?
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.)
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.
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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