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RE: FTTH CPE landscape
From: Eric Wieling <EWieling () nyigc com>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 14:04:26 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Ashworth [mailto:jra () baylink com]
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: FTTH CPE landscape

----- Original Message -----
From: "Owen DeLong" <owen () delong com>

It differs from a bridge in that *it requires a chunk of routable IP
space to put behind it*, and a route to go there. For the specific
situation I posited, a consumer connection, you can get a static IP,
but you *will
not* get routable space; you have to go to a business connection for
that, at 2-4 times the cost.

That really depends on the ISP, doesn't it?

Sure.  If you'd prefer, substitute "large, consumer ISP -- on the order of
Verizon DSL or Road Runner".  Both of those have told me that in the past,
and, these days, I don't think they're unrepresentative of the common case.

Knology DOCSIS (residential) here in Huntsville uses a bridged CPE, Arris brand.  I like that, as I can use my own 
router and handle any NAT if I want.

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