[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-8: Amend Community Networks

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 21:49:51 EST 2018

I would support this reformulation.


*Carlton A Samuels*

*Mobile: 876-818-1799Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment &

On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 2:14 PM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:

> After taking into account the discussion of ARIN-2017-8 preceding and
> during ARIN 40, here are the proposed revisions for the Problem and Policy
> Statements for ARIN-2017-8: Amend Community Networks.
> Note the name of the policy is being changed to account for the expansion
> of the scope of policy changes beyond just the definition of a Community
> Network.
> Following any initial comments or suggestion I will move this forward as
> an official update to the Draft Policy in a week or so.
> Thanks.
> -----
> Problem Statement:
> The Community Networks section of the NRPM has only been used once since
> implementation in January 2010. Proposal ARIN-2016-7, to increase the
> number of use cases, was abandoned by the Advisory Council due to lack of
> feedback. Proposal ARIN 2017-2, to remove all mention of community networks
> from NRPM was met with opposition by the community. Many responded that the
> definition of "community network" was too narrow, which could be the reason
> for lack of uptake.
> In the discussion at ARIN 40, it was clear that more than just the
> definition of a community network needs to be revised and that community
> networks need to have allocations and not assignments made to them.
> Policy statement:
> Replace section 2.11 with the following;
> 2.11 Community Network
> *A community network is deployed, operated, and governed by its users, for
> the purpose of providing free or low-cost connectivity to the community it
> services. Users of the network or other volunteers must play a primary role
> in governance of the organization, other functions may be handled by either
> paid staff or volunteers.*
> Rename section 6.5.9 and revise the last sentence as follows;
> 6.5.9. Community Network *Allocations*
> While community networks would normally be considered to be ISP type
> organizations under existing ARIN criteria, they tend to operate on much
> tighter budgets and often depend on volunteer labor. As a result, they tend
> to be much smaller and more communal in their organization rather than
> provider/customer relationships of commercial ISPs. This section seeks to
> provide policy that is more friendly to those environments by allowing *community
> network to receive a smaller allocation than other LIRs or commercial ISPs.*
> Replace section and with the following;
> * Allocation Size*
> *Community Networks are eligible only to receive an allocation of /40 of
> IPv6 resources under this section. Community Networks that wish to receive
> a larger initial allocation or any subsequent allocations must qualify as a
> regular LIR, see sections 6.5.2 or 6.5.3 respectively. *
> * Reassignments by Community Networks*
> *Similar to other LIRs, Community Networks shall make reassignments to
> end-users in accordance with applicable policies, in particular but not
> limited to sections 6.5.4 and 6.5.5. However, they shall not reallocate
> resources to other organizations.*
> Comments:
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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