Fwd: Re: [LINK] Number of ISPs continues to grow - now
Sun, 4 Nov 2001 09:56:26 +1100
>>>From: Adam Todd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>So exactly how many ISPs are really out there?
>>So exactly what is an ISP?
>>Let's just ignore any definitions that may exist in the
>>Telecommunications legislation ...
Adam Todd <email@example.com>:
>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
The T. Act defines a categoory of organisation, and then imposes
obligations on any organisation that fits that definition.
But back in the real world, we're free to use definitions that suit
us, and not the Parliament.
Neither ABS nor any other surveyor would use legislation as anything
more than one possible source of information to use when they decide
on the definition that they are going to use for the purposes of the
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