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WOW_Dan
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join:2011-03-24
Naperville, IL
kudos:37

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reply to Bill_MI

Re: WOW starting to support IPv6?

IPv6 is in the works, as it is something that has to get done. There's no set date on when it starts publicly though.

DeanD

join:2013-03-22
48067-3579

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Well, allegedly, a certain well known competitor to WOW officially has rolled out IPv6, on all devices of a certain brand. I had them. They talked about it. They never actually had IPv6. Not in Michigan. I did in fact drop them and return to WOW because their aggressive price tactics and marketing. I like WOW a lot better. With wow I can jump from Linux to Windows without having the reboot the cable box. But I do wish WOW would make a public statement about their IPv6 plans. All they really have to do it seems to me is contact people who have shown an interest, implement 6rd, give people hardware that works with it, and connect up to established V6 providers (HE, NTT/Verio). Something like that.


sllywhtboy

join:2001-11-13
Madison Heights, MI

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my mom has comcast in the detroit area with a basic cable modem and a linksys e1200 router. both support ipv6 and hand out ipv6 addresses to the lan.

DeanD

join:2013-03-22
48067-3579
reply to WOW_Dan
said by WOW_Dan:

IPv6 is in the works, as it is something that has to get done. There's no set date on when it starts publicly though.

could it be .... never?

indigoblu3

join:2004-03-14
Arlington Heights, IL

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harsh comment, I am sure engineers like Dan want to get it done as soon as possible. Upgrading large heterogeneous networks to support IPv6 is not as easy as it sounds...no easy button :-(

On the other hand, it would be cool if WOW would let Dan provide more information about the process or publish more engineering information blog style ( similar to Comcast's IPv6 migration blog ).

Dan, I'm fascinated by the logistics of running a large ISP as other are, and appreciate you responding here. IPv6 and 100Mbit by 2014 please


WOW_Dan
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join:2011-03-24
Naperville, IL
kudos:37

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said by indigoblu3:

Dan, I'm fascinated by the logistics of running a large ISP as other are, and appreciate you responding here. IPv6 and 100Mbit by 2014 please

I'd like to see this too, but I don't even have the details yet unfortunately. When I learn something, and am allowed to talk about it, I will let you guys know.

DeanD

join:2013-03-22
48067-3579
MAP : Solving IPv6 Deployment and IPv4 Address Exhaustion without Stateful CGN

Live Webcast, June 4, 2013

8:00am PT
11:00am ET

This webinar presents a technical overview of MAP (Mapping Address + Port) technology. We will explain MAP deployment scenarios, design alternatives, addressing plan, and configuration options.
Network operators (e.g. ISPs) who are providing Internet access to wireline residential customers are relying on IPv4 as the underlying network technology. Unfortunately the pool of IPv4 addresses are being exhausted which is hindering further growth of the customer base and connection of more devices.
While IPv6 is necessary for the future, IPv6 alone is not a viable option because a significant portion of content and applications are still on IPv4 Internet only. This means that operators MUST maintain IPv4 connectivity while providing native IPv6 Internet access service to their wireline subscribers.
This session will discuss strategies to share IPv4 addresses via IPv6, leveraging an IPv6 enabled access network. There are few options available (DS-Lite, NAT64, MAP), each have their pros & cons, but we believe MAP has the most potential from a scalability , performance and, network ubiquity standpoint.
We will also provide tools that will help planning and design of MAP solutions.

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June 4th, 2013 8AMPT-9AMPT

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ryan3531

join:2012-09-23
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reply to WOW_Dan
WOW_Dan, I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd be interested in being an IPv6 beta tester. Is there a way to sign up or otherwise formally indicate interest in such a testing program? If not, please consider this a friendly suggestion