[e2e] the evolution of deployability

Henning Schulzrinne hgs at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Dec 19 06:09:18 PST 2002

Thanks. This seems to translate, for large providers, into annual costs 
of roughly $0.07/year/IP address. For very small providers, it's about 
50c/year/IP address. Given the difference between retail and wholesale 
price, there seems to be ample opportunity for somebody to develop more 
efficient back-end ISP automation systems :-)

(Obviously, address assignment efficiency is far less than 100%, but 
nowhere near low enough to explain the differential between wholesale 
and retail price. After all, even a domain name registration costs 
significantly less than $60/year in bulk.)

The Purple Streak, Hilarie Orman wrote:
> ARIN's fee schedule is at http://www.arin.net/registration/fee_schedule.html.
> On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 at 11:15:03 -0500 Henning Schulzrinne
> wondered:
>> I was talking about business symmetric DSL, not residential cable 
>> modems. Does ARIN charge anywhere close to $5/month for each IP address?

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