[arin-ppml] New Policy Proposal

Bill Sandiford bill at telnetcommunications.com
Thu Aug 16 11:03:56 EDT 2012

Hi Gary,

> So, from a policy perspective, Canadian ISPs are between a rock (ARIN utilization requirements) and hard place (CRTC TPIA
> requirements) for growth if they enter the cable market.

You've hit the nail on the head here.  The hard place is actually Cable Company requirements under the CRTC framework.  (CRTC set the framework, Cable Company set the addressing requirements).

> I suppose the paranoid could say this was all part of a scheme by the incumbents to force the 3rd party ISPs to stay out of the cable market if they want to grow elsewhere.

There are many who think that, I won't say whether or not I'm one of them ;)

> I am not entirely comfortable with seeing other jurisdictions define IP address allocation policies, nor do I like the idea for special carve-outs for such rules (the precedent it provides can lead to other > poor results), but neither do I expect to see the CRTC rules change.  Based on my current understanding, I find myself reluctantly supporting moving this policy forward for acceptance for further > > > discussion because it enables further competition in the Canadian marketplace.

Thank you!


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