[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2012-7: Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) over Cable - Last Call

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Wed Oct 31 14:06:11 EDT 2012

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 26 October 2012 and decided to
send the following draft policy to last call:

   Draft Policy ARIN-2012-7: Reassignments for Third Party Internet 
Access (TPIA) over Cable

Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last call for 2012-7 will
expire on 14 November 2012. After last call the AC will conduct their 
last call review.

The draft policy text is below and available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:


Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Draft Policy ARIN-2012-7
Reassignments for Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) over Cable

Date: 12 October 2012

Policy statement:

Insert new section to NRPM to read as follows: IP addresses reassigned by an ISP to an incumbent cable operator 
for use with Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) will be counted as fully 
used once they are assigned to equipment by the underlying cable carrier 
provided they meet the following requirements:

* initial assignments to each piece of hardware represent the smallest 
subnet reasonably required to deploy service to the customer base served 
by the hardware

* additional assignments to each piece of hardware are made only when 
all previous assignments to that specific piece of hardware are at least 
80% used and represent a three month supply

* IP allocations issued through are non-transferable via section 
8.3 and section 8.4 for a period of 36 months. In the case of a section 
8.2 transfer the IP assignment must be utilized for the same purpose or 
needs based justification at a rate consistent with intended use.

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.

Timetable for implementation: immediate

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