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

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Thu Sep 6 14:01:03 EDT 2012

Seth Mattinen wrote:
> On 9/6/12 9:37 AM, Steven Ryerse wrote:
>> The requirements that the Canadian cable providers are being asked to meet are non-sensical just like many other government requirements.  Still governmental requirements have to be met whether we like them or not.  Refusing to change the policy to allow Canadian cable providers to serve their customers is opposite of ARIN's mission to facilitate the advancement of the Internet.
> Some say it's government some say it's the cable companies; can anyone
> clearly cite the relevant regulation? If not, this doesn't need to be
> policy.
> I would oppose the proposal if it's just the cable company trying to be
> difficult when competitors want to use their infrastructure.
> ~Seth

I would hope that I would be opposed to any proposal that enabled bad 
behavior, wherever the source.

Does the technology inherently require this sort of unaccountability and 
is there any way to change that and is it worth accommodating and enabling?

Unconvinced on all counts.



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