[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-179 Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) over Cable (was: Re: New Policy Proposal)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Jul 27 16:21:57 EDT 2012

I'm OK with the intent of this policy.

I'd like to see it expressed in more generic terms and have a definition for those terms added to section 2 so that it could apply to competitive access scenarios anywhere in the region rather than being defined in terms of the current situation in Canada.


On Jul 27, 2012, at 12:05 PM, ARIN wrote:

> ARIN-prop-179 Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access
> (TPIA) over Cable
> ARIN received the following policy proposal.
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> ARIN-prop-179 Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access
> (TPIA) over Cable
> On 7/27/12 2:51 PM, Bill Sandiford wrote:
>> 1. Policy Proposal Name: Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access
>> (TPIA) over Cable
>> 2. Proposal Originator
>>  a. name: Bill Sandiford
>>  b. email: bill at sandiford.com
>>  c. telephone: 905-409-5228
>>  d. organization: Telnet Communications
>> 3. Proposal Version: 1
>> 4. Date: July 27, 2012
>> 5. Proposal type: new
>> 6. Policy term: permanent
>> 7. Policy statement:
>> Insert new section to NRPM to read as follows:
>> Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) over Cable
>> When IP address resources are reassigned by an ISP to an underlying cable
>> carrier for use with TPIA, those addresses shall be deemed as utilized
>> once they are assigned to equipment by the underlying cable carrier.
>> 8. Rationale:
>> A unique situation exists particularly, and perhaps only, in the Canadian
>> region that is preventing legitimate ISPs from obtaining subsequent
>> allocations of IPv4 addresses for use with the Third Party Internet Access
>> (TPIA) framework that has been mandated by the CRTC (Canada's version of
>> the FCC).  Adding this section to the NRPM will allow ISPs that intend to
>> make use of this CRTC mandated framework to obtain the number resources
>> that they require but are currently unable to obtain.
>> 9. Timetable for implementation: immediate
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