Definition of ISP vs Transit provider

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Thu Nov 23 04:29:21 CST 2017


Well yes, but functionally, how is IP transport sufficiently different 
to make it an "information service" rather than a "telecommunications 
service?"  At least that's the argument I'd make against reclassifying 
access services.

Miles


On 11/22/17 9:24 PM, Luke Guillory wrote:
>
> Those normally come with ASRs and a tariff from the regulated side of 
> things. At least from my experience anyway.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Nov 22, 2017, at 10:08 PM, Miles Fidelman 
> <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net <mailto:mfidelman at meetinghouse.net>> 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 vaxination.ca <mailto:jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca>> 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
>>
>> -- 
>> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
>> In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra
>>
>>
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