ISP License in the USA?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue May 31 20:48:24 UTC 2016


> On May 31, 2016, at 12:05 , Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:
> 
> 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.

This also applies if you are applying over unbundled elements or other leased facilities AIUI.

Owen



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