[arin-ppml] IPv6 /32 minimum for extra-small ISP

Gary Giesen ggiesen at akn.ca
Mon Apr 26 02:24:29 EDT 2010

An IPv6 /32 also doesn't cost anything if you have a /20 or larger v4
allocation. If you have an X-Small (smaller than /20), it's only an extra
$1250/year. Pretty small potatoes. By the time you *need* IPv6, it will just
be the cost of doing business, and will be pretty easy to justify it (pretty
hard to be an ISP without it).


On 10-04-26 2:13 AM, "William Herrin" <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM, Gary Giesen <ggiesen at akn.ca> wrote:
>> I think what he's trying to say is that cost is an issue *because* the
>> business doesn't hang in the balance, and therefore the current pricing is
>> an impediment to adoption. I don't really agree, because for all but the
>> tiniest ISPs, $2250 is a tiny amount of their operating budget, and the cost
>> of a couple decent CPE routers.
> It's a line item in the overhead budget. The budget requested is
> larger than the budget approved. First I cut the things that can wait
> until next year. Then I cut the things that can wait until a salesman
> tells me that customers have complained. If I'm lucky and the business
> has had a good year, the cuts stop there.
> CPE routers aren't in the overhead budget. They directly match a
> specific paying account. Easy to buy things required by a specific
> customer coughing up enough money to cover their cost. Tough to buy
> overhead.
> -Bill

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