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I have a business class DSL product from Frontier and there's nothing in the AUP that would prohibit me from setting up a hotspot or even from charging money for access to it. The residential AUP has such prohibitions but not the commercial one.
The usual prohibitions against UCE, child porn, etc. still apply of course. Some ISPs will ask you to install a web filter of some sort if this becomes a recurring problem with hotspots -- PenTelData has asked several businesses I know of to do this -- but that's about as far as it will go. I've never heard of an ISP that terminated a commercial account over activity on a hot spot.
"The residential AUP has such prohibitions but not the commercial one."
We don't operate a residential network otherwise we would have some language not to prevent an open hotspot but to prevent people from trying to use a residential circuit in a business setting.
I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.