Fwd: Re: [LINK] Number of ISPs continues to grow - now
Sat, 03 Nov 2001 11:18:59 +1100
>>From: Adam Todd <email@example.com>
>>So exactly how many ISPs are really out there?
>So exactly what is an ISP?
Easy, read the TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT!
That's supported by:
>(which I regret to admit I'd never looked at before, and is from 1996!)
>Can anyone point to or copy-and-paste in the ABS definition, or an IIA
No forget that, that's not where the law defines and ISP. Actually the law
defines a CARRIAGE SERVICE PROVIDER, the industry uses the term ISP.
>Let's just ignore any definitions that may exist in the Telecommunications
But you can't, because that is where the definition of a business or free
service operating as an ISP comes from. If you meet the criteria of a CSP
you are bound by law under the Telecommunications Act.
CSP == ISP, doesn't matter about the semantic of the "term" userd or the
different letters in the Acronym. The Government botched it by trying to
be smart assed and create a "new name" and shot themselves at the same time.
>Although the TIO might have tried to come up with an interpretation of it
>that makes sense in the real world.
Doesn't matter CSP includes ISP and that's all there is to it.
Section 86 of the Telecommunications Act.