[lug] (Fwd) [coisoc] World IPv6 Launch Announcement

Neal McBurnett neal at bcn.boulder.co.us
Tue Feb 28 13:06:35 MST 2012

IPv6 is ramping up!  By IPv6 Launch Day (June 6 2012), 1% of wireline residential subscribers on many ISPs should be using IPv6 be default to access enabled sites.  Read on for the details.

Any experts around who want to give a BLUG talk?

Also, Comcast is offering ipv6 to residential customers who just hook a single machine up to their modem now in Pleasonton CA.  They'll extend it to support home networks next:


Anyone heard of local plans to extend that pilot?

Neal McBurnett                 http://neal.mcburnett.org/

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From: Leslie Daigle <daigle at isoc.org>
Date: Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 07:52
Subject: [Chapter-delegates] World IPv6 Launch Announcement
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I'm pleased to share with you an announcement being made today about
World IPv6 Launch--a commitment by leaders from across the Internet
industry to implement IPv6 in their products and services by 6 June

This effort directly builds on the success of last year's World IPv6
Day organized by the Internet Society, which demonstrated through a
24-hour "test flight" that IPv6 is ready for production deployment. I
expect this year's World IPv6 Launch to be an equally important--and
successful--milestone in the global deployment of IPv6 because of the
signifiant commitment participants are making.

Coordination of this event is an important Internet Society activity
for 2012, but it is not the only work we will be doing to promote IPv6
deployment this year. We are looking forward to reaching out and
working with Internet Society Chapters, members, and partner
organizations around the world to organize and events and other
activities to increase awareness about and deployment of IPv6 as this
Launch highlights that IPv6 is the new reality of the Internet.

In short, we are looking forward to generating even more energy,
enthusiasm and progress in the deployment of IPv6 around the world.

The text of the news release and other background materials are below.
I encourage you to learn more at:




Leslie Daigle
Chief Internet Technology Officer
Internet Society
daigle at isoc.org



Top websites, Internet service providers, and home networking
equipment manufacturers commit to largest transition in the Internet's

[Washington, D.C., USA and Geneva, Switzerland] - 17 January 2012 -
Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment
manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together
to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June

Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful
one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch
represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the
successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to
the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and
economic development.

"The fact that leading companies across several industries are making
significant commitments to participate in World IPv6 Launch is yet
another indication that IPv6 is no longer a lab experiment; it's here
and is an important next step in the Internet's evolution," commented
Leslie Daigle, the Internet Society's Chief Internet Technology
Officer. "And, as there are more IPv6 services, it becomes
increasingly important for companies to accelerate their own
deployment plans."

ISPs participating in World IPv6 Launch will enable IPv6 for enough
users so that at least 1% of their wireline residential subscribers
who visit participating websites will do so using IPv6 by 6 June 2012.
These ISPs have committed that IPv6 will be available automatically as
the normal course of business for a significant portion of their
subscribers. Committed ISPs are:

       * AT&T
       * Comcast
       * Free Telecom
       * Internode
       * KDDI
       * Time Warner Cable
       * XS4ALL

Participating home networking equipment manufacturers will enable IPv6
by default through the range of their home router products by 6 June
2012. Committed equipment manufacturers are:

       * Cisco
       * D-Link

Web companies participating in World IPv6 Launch will enable IPv6 on
their main websites permanently beginning 6 June 2012. Inaugural
participants are:

       * Facebook (www.facebook.com)
       * Google (www.google.com)
       * Microsoft Bing (www.bing.com)
       * Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com)

Content delivery network providers Akamai and Limelight will be
enabling their customers to join this list of participating websites
by enabling IPv6 throughout their infrastructure.

As IPv4 addresses become increasingly scarce, every segment of the
industry must act quickly to accelerate full IPv6 adoption or risk
increased costs and limited functionality online for Internet users
everywhere. World IPv6 Launch participants are leading the way in this

For more information about World IPv6 Launch, products and services
covered, as well as links to useful information for users and
information about how other companies may participate, visit:


About the need for IPv6
IPv4 has approximately four billion IP addresses (the sequence of
numbers assigned to each Internet-connected device). The explosion in
the number of people, devices, and web services on the Internet means
that IPv4 is running out of space. IPv6, the next-generation Internet
protocol which provides more than 340 trillion, trillion, trillion
addresses, will connect the billions of people not connected today and
will help ensure the Internet can continue its current growth rate

About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the world's trusted independent source of
leadership for Internet policy, technology standards and future
development. Based on its principled vision and substantial
technological foundation, the Internet Society works with its members
and Chapters around the world to promote the continued evolution and
growth of the open Internet through dialog among companies,
governments, and other organizations around the world. For more
information, see: www.internetsociety.org

Media Contact:

Internet Society
Wende Cover
cover at isoc.org

Supporting Quotes from World IPv6 Launch Participants

"Web-enabled businesses will need to ensure their applications are
available over IPv6 in order to keep pace with the Internet's
ever-expanding audience. Akamai is committed to helping our customers
with a smooth transition to IPv6 without impacting performance or
requiring disruptive changes to their origin networking
infrastructure. The global breadth of our IPv6 deployment helped
enable a seamless experience for content providers during World IPv6
Day last year, and we stand ready to support this next important, and
permanent, step in the evolution of the Internet."
-- Tom Leighton, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Akamai

"We've seen unprecedented growth in network traffic over the past
several years, and IPv6 is critical to the continuation of that
growth. AT&T has been a leader in the transition to IPv6 for many
years, and we're excited to participate in World IPv6 Launch by
enabling IPv6 services for new and existing residential customers, in
addition to the enterprise customers we support with IPv6 today."
-- John Donovan, CTO, AT&T

"IPv6 is important to all of us. It is critical to the continued
growth of the Internet, bringing together people and devices around
the globe. As a leader in the development of IPv6 since its inception,
Cisco is excited to be an integral part of the industry working
together toward the World IPv6 Launch organized by the Internet
Society. In addition to the continued support for IPv6 we have in our
products today, we will be joining other websites around the world by
permanently enabling IPv6 on www.cisco.com<http://www.cisco.com/>, as
well as enabling IPv6 by default on our new line of E-series home
-- John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco

"IPv6 deployment is a key priority for Comcast in 2012, and we're
excited to participate in this Internet Society event that will help
catalyze action around the world on this important transition."
-- Cathy Avgiris, Senior Vice President and General Manager
Communications and Data Services, Comcast

"D-Link recently completed a new round of IPv6 interoperability
testing, underscoring our commitment to customers when the transition
from IPv4 takes place. As we continue to develop new and innovative
networking products, D-Link will provide support across all of our
solutions to ensure a smooth transition to IPv6 for service providers
and end users."
-- William Brown, associate vice president of product development,
D-Link North America

"Last year's industry-wide test of IPv6 successfully showed that the
global adoption of IPv6 is the best way to keep web devices
communicating in the future. Permanently enabling IPv6 is vital to
keeping the Internet open and ensuring people stay connected online as
the number of web users and devices continues to grow."
-- Jay Parikh, VP of Infrastructure Engineering at Facebook

"World IPv6 Launch marks a watershed moment in Internet history. It
breaks the limits of the original address space to open a vast new
territory, trillions upon trillions of times larger, and reinforces
the end-to-end architecture that made the Internet so powerful at the
beginning. Google strongly supports this upgrade. We're happy to see
that everyone is moving to the 21st-century Internet!"
-- Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google

"We are at the stage in IPv6 deployment where it's time for major
Internet Service Providers to make it a transparent part of their
customers' experience. Internode has enabled native IPv6 by default
for all new customers, and all the routers we sell all come with 'IPv6
Inside'. Our experience shows us that IPv6 is now fully capable of
providing seamless, uninterrupted and efficient access to the
Internet, dual-stacked with IPv4. It's time to jump in - the water is
-- Simon Hackett, Managing Director at Internode

"Last year, in the event of the World IPv6 Day, KDDI's IPv6 networks
worked well when the major websites around the world had IPv6 enabled.
KDDI is now operating the networks accommodating more than 600,000
dual stack users. We are promoting the launch of IPv6, in order that
the Internet may continue to maintain its key role in society."
--Mr.Yoshiharu Shimatani, Senior Vice President of KDDI

Limelight Networks
"We are proud to participate in the transition towards IPv6, as one of
the first fully IPv6-enabled content delivery networks. IPv6 is a
crucial step in facilitating the continued growth and improved
performance of IP networks globally. The success of last year's World
IPv6 Day motivated many participants to permanently IPv6 enable their
sites. Limelight Networks is committed to working with the industry to
increase the level of preparation so that we can accelerate our move
to a more scalable, flexible and interoperable Internet."
--Todd Braning, VP of Network Architecture and Engineering for Limelight

Microsoft Bing
"Bing is excited to bring the next-generation search to the next
generation of the Internet. Microsoft has been pleased to partner with
so many industry leading technology companies to usher in the next
evolution of the Internet."
-- Derrick Connell, corporate vice president of Bing at Microsoft Corporation

Time Warner Cable
"The time to permanently enable IPv6 has arrived. Time Warner Cable is
committed to the World IPv6 Launch in June, our customers should be
reassured that the platform is ready and our partners should be
including IPv6 in all their products and services."
-- Mike Lajoie, CTO of Time Warner Cable

"The Internet has grown to be an essential part of our daily lives. It
connects our devices to our apps; more importantly, it connects us to
each other. Yahoo! is proud to be a part of the World IPv6 Launch - an
event that marks the next  chapter of our Internet. IPv6 enables the
Internet to grow, while remaining open and accessible to new
applications and new ideas."
-- Jason Fesler, Distinguished Architect and IPv6 Evangelist, Yahoo!

Leslie Daigle
Chief Internet Technology Officer
Internet Society
daigle at isoc.org

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