Definition of ISP vs Transit provider

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Thu Nov 23 04:06:58 UTC 2017

On 11/22/17 2:50 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 3:35 PM, Jean-Francois Mezei <
> jfmezei_nanog at> wrote:
>> The FCC is about to reclassify "Broadband Internet Access Service" as an
>> information service instead of Telecommunications Service. This
>> prombpted the following question which isn't about the FCC action per say.
>> This is about how does one define Transit provider vs ISP ?
For that matter, how does one distinguish between someone delivering IP 
packets, vs. someone offering frame relay, or ATM - which are clearly 
telecom services?

Miles Fidelman

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In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra

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