Comcast IPv6 Trials

tvest at tvest at
Thu Jan 28 14:34:52 UTC 2010

On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:07 AM, TJ wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: tvest at [mailto:tvest at]
>> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 08:12
>> To: Richard Barnes
>> Cc: NANOG
>> Subject: Re: Comcast IPv6 Trials
> <SNIP>
>> But then that begs the question of why lots of other very large retail
>> Internet access providers have not indicated that they're committed to the
>> same course of action (?).
>> They're certainly not the only provider that employs a public IP address-
>> intensive access model, so where are the other retail IPv6 trial
>> announcements/pre-announcements?
> Other providers are moving in that direction, atleast a couple are (as a
> swag) 6-18 months behind Comcast ... 
> /TJ

I have no particular reason to to doubt that claim, and lots of reasons to actively hope that you are right.

That said, the appearance of more public commitments like this -- and sooner rather than later -- could make a large difference, e.g., by reducing the general level of uncertainty (and uncertainty-amplifying speculation) during the terminal stages of IPv4 allocation.

While no commercial entity would (and none should) willingly make such a public commitment before they're ready, it would be prudent to consider the potential downsides of that looming uncertainty when making judgements about how "ready" (or perhaps "ready enough") should be defined.


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