ISP License in the USA?

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Tue May 31 19:05:56 UTC 2016


On 5/31/16 2:53 PM, Dennis Burgess wrote:

> I would suggest getting a new consultant .. :)
>
What Dennis said.

> 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. :)

But only if you provide:
- facilities-based broadband services, and/or,
- provide wired or fixed wireless local exchange telephone service
- provide interconnected VoIP service
- provide facilities based wireless telephony
(see https://transition.fcc.gov/form477/WhoMustFileForm477.pdf)

If you provide basic dial-up services, or wireless Internet over 
unlicensed channels - there's no licensing requirement whatever.

As Dennis said - first get a new consultant.  Look for one who can work 
through your service model - what you're going to be selling, to whom, 
using what technology(ies) - and work from there to whatever licenses 
(if any) that you require.

Miles Fidelman

-- 
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra



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