Definition of ISP vs Transit provider

Luke Guillory lguillory at
Thu Nov 23 04:24:58 UTC 2017

Those normally come with ASRs and a tariff from the regulated side of things. At least from my experience anyway.

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On Nov 22, 2017, at 10:08 PM, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at<mailto:mfidelman at>> wrote:

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<mailto: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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