Through significant diligence by the ERC Network team lead by Chuck McCurry, the ERC has joined MANRS (www.manrs.org) after being certified as an “Internet Operator”. The ERC is the 82nd US-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) to obtain this certification out of 529 worldwide. MANRS is a global initiative supported by the Internet Society, that “..provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats.”
ISPs can and do create issues within the Internet by poor practices and configurations. The basic premise of MANRS is that it is our mutual job with other ISPs to participate in the global Internet as best as possible and be a good-neighbor to the rest of the BGP universe. For more information, please see https://www.manrs.org/about/.