[arin-ppml] How hard is it to transition to IPv6?

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Joel Jaeggli <joelja at> wrote:

> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > What the problem is that it's hard to convince someone that the
> > device they have had for the last 5 years that's still working
> > perfectly, will not get support from the manufacturer for upgrades.
> Actually it's not, and in most case the adoption will be driven by the
> same things it was last time. ie more speed  on the wan from your *dsl
> platform docsis 3.0 or ftth deployment or on the lan side from 802.11n
> or gigabit ethernet, the trick always is sneak the new software support
> in with some things the customer really think they want... How many of
> us are still using the same cpe we were using in the era of 256K dsl
> service?

That's a costly trick. Try a capex program to replace all CPE so that every
customers has chip sets that support 3.0 and DOCSIS. It all sounds nice on
paper, but it isn't.

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