SP's and v4 block assignments

Jeff Wheeler jsw at inconcepts.biz
Sat Mar 19 11:46:57 CDT 2011

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Nathan Eisenberg
<nathan at atlasnetworks.us> wrote:
> As for charging for residential static assignments, I don't think it's all that odd, or 'despicable'.  Allocating static assignments consumes engineer time for configuration and documentation.  On a business class service, you can eat that cost fairly easily.  On a low-yield residential circuit, there has to be some long term ROI because that work probably takes the margin out of the service for months.

"Engineer time" is not an issue.  If it requires an "engineer" for
"configuration" and "documentation," the provisioning process is
already flawed.  The reason to not want residential users to have
static IPs is that these users represent large chunks of traffic which
can be easily moved from one group of HFC channels to another when
additional capacity must be created by breaking up access network
segments.  If many users had a static IP, this would be more
difficult.  Since most users don't have a static IP, the overhead of
dealing with the few users who do is entirely manageable, especially
when these users are paying a higher fee.

Jeff S Wheeler <jsw at inconcepts.biz>
Sr Network Operator  /  Innovative Network Concepts

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