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[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-182 Update Residential Customer Definition to not exclude wireless as Residential Service

ARIN-prop-182 Update Residential Customer Definition to not
exclude wireless as Residential Service

ARIN received the following policy proposal.

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will review the proposal at their next
regularly scheduled meeting (if the period before the next regularly
scheduled meeting is less than 10 days, then the period may be extended
to the subsequent regularly scheduled meeting). The AC will decide how
to utilize the proposal and announce the decision to the PPML.

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particularly their support or non-support and the reasoning
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ARIN-prop-182 Update Residential Customer Definition to not
exclude wireless as Residential Service

Proposal Originator: Cameron Byrne

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 10/02/2012

Proposal type: Modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Update  "section 2.13. Residential Customer" to remove the term "place
of residence" and append "regardless of OSI Layer 1 and 2
technologies"

The resulting text shall be: End-users who are individual persons and
not organizations and who receive service for personal use only are
considered residential customers, regardless of OSI Layer 1 or 2
technologies.

Rationale:

Section 2.13 has been interpreted by ARIN staff to exclude wireless
service providers from using policy that applies to residential users.
Consequently, the hundreds of millions of individual persons who
subscribe to IP based wireless broadband in the USA are subject to
ARIN policies that are written for non-residential users.  It is
common today for wireless service providers to provide "residential"
broadband service to individuals just as the original policy defines
and uses the term "Residential Customer."  Furthermore, wireless
architectures, such as those produced by 3GPP, are very similar to DSL
and Cable in terms of subscriber management and aggregation.

The ARIN policy should be updated to reflect the evolving role of
wireless service providers in providing network access to individual
persons regardless of their location, access device, or other
ephemeral characteristics of the evolving internet.

Timetable for implementation: Immediately