SP's and v4 block assignments
owen at delong.com
Sun Mar 20 02:28:08 CDT 2011
On Mar 19, 2011, at 9:46 AM, Jeff Wheeler wrote:
> 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.
This assumes an HFC network and not a PON or DSL topology
where it is not an issue.
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