Section 1 - An Internet Service Provider shall be any corporation, company, cooperative, or entity which, enters in to commerce for the purposes of providing telecommunication, television, radio, internet communication and provides, through any means, the ability for any End Users to access any Platforms.
If you provide internet access in any way, by any means, known or unknown, you are an Internet Service Provider. The initial draft of this document listed known methods of ISP service, but then I realized that if a new form of communication was discovered, such as quantum computing, it could be argued to fall outside of this constitution. Instead, I tried to be as broad as possible, showing that it is the end result that defines an ISP, rather than the method that reaches said result.
The wording for this section was suggested to provide a bit more clarity than the original text I had written. Firm Word (I don’t know their real name) speculated that the original wording, which did not contain the text “which, enters in to commerce for the purposes of providing” could cause some problems. “Speculative - wouldn't this mean that McDonalds WIFI becomes an ISP? A stranger's mobile phone, etc... seems too abstract and open to loopholes / exploits / abuse.” This is something I hadn’t thought of, and it is very important. McDonalds, for example, shouldn’t be hampered as an ISP because they are contracting with an ISP to provide their WiFi. It might sound silly, but we’ve seen a lot sillier events in censorship come to pass, so let’s nip it in the bud before any abuse can happen.
More wording has been added to exclude McDonalds, but to prevent telecom companies from weaseling out of qualifying as an ISP.
Section 2 - An Internet Service Provider may develop infrastructure and new technology through research, development, financial investment or any combination thereof.
Guess what, if your business is to provide internet service, you’re allowed to figure out ways to make that service better for your customers, so you can get more customers. There was some question as to whether or not this is necessary, and I think it is. If it's not stipulated we leave the option for upgrades to be banned. Don't believe me? Look at the New Deal forcing price and wage fixing. This is a "better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it" situation.
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