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Re: dynamic or static IPv6 prefixes to residential customers
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong com>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 19:11:39 -0700


On Aug 2, 2011, at 6:18 PM, james machado wrote:

I would argue that I am not an "abnormal" household by any definition other than
my internet access and that even by that definition, I am not particularly abnormal
where I live.


your based out of san jose, there might not be any other area like
that in the U.S. as far as connectivity and concentration of i.t.
savy.  there might be 10 cities in the U.S. with the same
infrastructure and availability as you have accessible.  there are not
50.  while not abnormal where you live, it is abnormal to the rest of
the country.


Sir, if that is true, then it is a truly sad state of affairs in the U.S. For the
connectivity situation in San Jose for residential is rather poor in most
areas with the only options being relatively low bandwidth DSL and
CMTS. The CMTS is now halfway decent (less than 2 years ago, it
was largely poor as well). There is not a PON system to be had in
most of San Jose and the WISP situation is similarly dismal.

In my neighborhood, I have about the best connectivity that money can
buy short of installing a fiber node and paying for a DS-3 or better
at business rates on a monthly basis and waiting for a rather extensive
build-out that may involve a multi-million dollar installation charge.

That's 50mbps/7mbps on the CMTS (I asked, the higher tier products
are not to be had where I live), and the 1.5mbps/384kbps DSL.


There are many people I know of with much more expensive and elaborate
internet connectivity to their houses than what I have within 30 miles of me.

While I don't think I represent the typical residential ISP customer, I do think that
the typical customer will eventually learn what static addressing is and will want
it for a variety of reasons.

Owen

scott's user base is more typical than what you can find in your
neighborhood.  i am sure some of the same users live within 30 miles
of you too but you,i, scott, or anybody else on this list can not be
considered normal in this respect.


The majority of the US population has access to at least cable (CMTS)
and DSL.

Claiming otherwise is, well, specious.

Owen

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