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

Cameron Byrne cb.list6 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 14:35:46 EDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
>> ARIN-prop-182 Update Residential Customer Definition to not
>> exclude wireless as Residential Service
>> 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.
> Hi Cameron,
> "OSI layer 1 and layer 2" seems overly specific. How about just,
> "regardless of the technology used?" I can see your point that just
> because I buy a business-grade service doesn't mean I'm a business. As
> a hobbyist, I should benefit from residential privacy too.
> What's the motivation behind removing "place of residence?"

Your smartphone, tablet, LTE / WiFi HotSpot provide the same service
and require the same number of IP addresses regardless if you are at
your house, a park, Grandma' House, a hospital ....

I believe the Policy should reflect that a fixed geographic location,
"place of residence" and an associated physical wire, is irrelevant
with regards to assigning an address to for a consumer service.  Yet,
the wording in the Policy, and interpretation of the Policy, make this
a challenge for wireless services to people (not businesses).

The principle is the same, there is no change to that.  But, the
wording of 2.13 needs to be updated to account for the progress and
growth made in wireless/mobile internet access.


> Thanks,
> Bill Herrin
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