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Re: Own ARIN IPs
You could meet the requirements for multihoming with your current connection and an ISDN line as long as you could advertise your address space to each provider. ARIN does not seem to care if your peers provide you with realistic bandwidth. The last allocation I worked on was a DS3 from provider a and a T1 from provider b. There was no way in the world a DS3/T1 combination would be useful yet ARIN insisted that we piss money away on a T1. I set everything up with both providers but I never announced or routed traffic across that T1. Eventually we dropped the T1 and then 4 months later we moved to a new colo facility where I upgraded to multiple 1GB feeds.
Once they allocate it they will never come back and check on your network or if you are fully meshed with other providers.
I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.