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Comcast Is First U.S. ISP to Offer IPv6 to Home Gateway Users

2012-04-13 10:22 by
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Comcast has become the first U.S. broadband ISP to enable next-gen Internet services for residential customers that use home gateways. Company officials released a few details about the service that is expected to be launched later this month, at the North American IPv6 Summit held here this week.

The IPv6 service is already available to home gateway users in two U.S. cities. The service is available for residential customers that use one of six home gateways, which are specific IPv6-enabled models from D-Link, Linksys and Netgear. The routers are listed here.

"With our customer home networking service, you take your home router of some variety, plug it into the back of our cable modem, and now you have IPv6 in your home," John Brzozowski, chief architect for IPv6 and distinguished engineer with Comcast explained. "On any device - your iPad, your Mac, your tablet - you now have native dual-stack service to the Internet."

Comcast says its entire network will support IPv6 by the end of 2012.

"What we're really talking about is enabling high-speed data," Brzozowski says. "We've made sure that everything we designed, developed and deployed could support IPv6 at scale. Everything had to be the same with IPv6 as with IPv4. We couldn't put IPv6 in our customers' hands that was below par."

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