couple of questions regarding 'lifeline' and large scale nat...

Carlos Alcantar carlos at
Sat Feb 11 06:54:29 UTC 2012

You might also want to think about it's not to far off that the gov starts
supplementing those cost of these users, with all the changes being made
in USF.  Possible why comcast has started taking on these users to get a
good head count.  Does anyone know with these low end comcast package does
the user still need to pay the $5 modem rental fee?

Carlos Alcantar
Race Communications / Race Team Member
101 Haskins Way, So. San Francisco, CA. 94080
Phone: +1 415 376 3314 / carlos at /

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric J Esslinger <eesslinger at>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:19:24 -0600
To: "nanog at" <nanog at>
Subject: couple of questions regarding 'lifeline' and large scale nat...

We're toying with the idea of a low bitrate 'lifeline' internet on our
cable system, maybe even bundled with a certain level of cable service.

First question, if you happen to be doing something like this, what bit
rates are you providing.
Second question, though 'real' internet customers all get real IP's, what
would you think of doing something like this with 'large scale' nat
instead. Understand, we're only talking about basic internet, something
like a 256k/96k (or similar) connect, not something that would be used by
a serious user. (One thing we are looking at is some older dial up users
we still have, most of which could go onto cable just fine but don't want
to pay the price).

Also when I say large scale, I doubt I'd have more than a few thousand
customers for this. We're not a large ISP/cable company by any means.

Eric Esslinger
Information Services Manager - Fayetteville Public Utilities
(931)433-1522 ext 165

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