ISP License in the USA?
Curtis.Starnes at granburyisd.org
Tue May 31 19:12:07 UTC 2016
Maybe the consultant is confusing "licensing" with IP address allocations from ARIN.
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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Miles Fidelman
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:06 PM
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Subject: Re: ISP License in the USA?
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.
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In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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