Comcast Embraces IPv6

“This a significant development because in less than two years,
the IPv4 (define) address space will be exhausted, but it doesn’t
mean there won’t be any more Internet addresses. IPv4 has a 32-bit
address size, allowing for only 4.3 billion addresses. In contrast,
IPv6 is a 128-bit address space allowing for a staggering
340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 possible

“”IPv6 is beginning to become a requirement, although usage is
relatively low today,” Barry Tishgart, VP of Internet Services for
Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) told InternetNews.com. “Some
customers are making decisions on the basis of future traffic
growth and that’s why IPv6 is increasingly important.”


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