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Comcast Embraces IPv6

Jun 18, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"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 addresses.

""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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