[arin-ppml] Open Letter Regarding 650% Rate-Hike for Legacy Users

Steve Noble snoble at sonn.com
Wed Sep 15 20:52:25 EDT 2021

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 5:17 PM Mark McDonald <markm at siteserver.com> wrote:

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> On Sep 15, 2021, at 4:35 PM, Warren Kumari <warren at kumari.net> wrote:
> I recently had to get a 60A panel installed, which meant that I was paying
> $1.16 per amp for the permit, while my neighbor, with a 400A panel only
> paid $0.18 per amp for his permit.
> A 400 Amp permit is $0.23 per amp, but if you are a large consumer and get
> a 2000A permit it works out to only $0.05 per amp.
> Perhaps this is unfair, and I should ask the county to charge permit costs
> by the amp instead -- but their work for issuing a 200A permit or a 400A
> permit is basically identical.
> The over 400A permit seems also roughly the same amount of work, but
> someone getting that level of service can presumably justify an additional
> $25 for the permit.
> I can’t even start to compare a limitless product (copper) to IPv4
> addresses.  Imagine if that same inspector told you he’s raising the price
> to inspect #6 wire 650% as that’s what ARIN is doing. ;)

Every year.. this is a recurring fee, not a one time fee.  So to properly
compare this, you would pay a permit fee to the government every year based
on the size of your panel.  Now they just raised the fee 650%. so it's $455
a year for the 60A panel.
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