ISP License in the USA?

STARNES, CURTIS Curtis.Starnes at granburyisd.org
Tue May 31 19:29:28 UTC 2016


I've got it! Send $25,000 and I will print you a shiny new license to hang on the wall!


Curtis Starnes
Senior Network Administrator
Granbury ISD
600 W. Bridge St. Ste. 40
Granbury, Texas  76048
(817) 408-4104
(817) 408-4126 Fax
curtis.starnes at granburyisd.org
www.granburyisd.org 
 
 

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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Wayne Bouchard
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:15 PM
To: Dustin Jurman <dustin at rseng.net>
Cc: North American Network Operators' Group <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: ISP License in the USA?

Well, now you're talking tax ID or, rather, a general license to operate a commercial enterprise, not a specific license related to ISPs.

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 07:05:29PM +0000, Dustin Jurman wrote:
> Local Business License.
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> Dustin
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> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Dennis 
> Burgess
> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:53 PM
> To: North American Network Operators' Group <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: RE: ISP License in the USA?
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> 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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> www.linktechs.net - 314-735-0270 x103 - dmburgess at linktechs.net
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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
> To: 'NANOG list' <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: ISP License in the USA?
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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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> Lorell Hathcock
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Wayne Bouchard
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