said by swintec:
Why should an ISP rush this "feature" out to its residential customer base over something that markets and sells better like speed upgrades and TV features?
Because they can now assign a static IP block to everyone and thus reduce their overhead for all the John Doe requests they get from the piracy lawsuits. Thus saving them monies.
That's a joke btw, as it's really a silly question. IPv6 isn't a feature that's marketable, it's something that is designed to be a transparent change for the end user, yet enable the continued growth of the internet. If ISPs, network backbones, and equipment manufacturers had listened to the people who were telling them to prepare for the change over 10 years ago, they wouldn't have to rush it. But instead they all rested on their laurels more concerned about their current bottom line than being prepared for the future and now all of a sudden they do have to "rush" it...