wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Sep 17 17:55:28 UTC 2011

All of the speculation and comment on this thread has been something
to watch, but, it's not actually all that accurate.


NRPM 4.2 provides several ways in which an ISP can qualify for space

As has been mentioned in this thread, efficiently using a PA allocation
from an upstream provider is one such mechanism. (,

However, if you can show an immediate need for a /22 or more within
the next 30 days (not particularly hard if you are building an ISP), you
can qualify under without any prior utilization.

I know of a number of ISPs that have obtained their initial allocations in
this manner.


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