My understanding of IpV6

David Miller -- August 17th, 2006

This is my response to the most recent article that questioned why Harrisonburg was “chosen” as the first site for IPv6. The reason, as I understand it, is that this technology is currently only used by the military for secure transmissions. Therefore as a city we are trying to use our blanket wireless coverage (being installed by a local company, HighSpeedLink.Net which just happens to collect its bills in Winchester) to lure federal and state agencies and contractors for said agencies to the Burg by adopting their standards. Not to mention other businesses, that simply need up to date wireless communications capabilities (instead of laying fiber optic cable all over the city). In other words, we are setting up our city to cater to the future instead of the past. The current IPv4 protocols are outdated and when installing a project this large, upgrading the Burg’s standard is logical. The only downside to this deal is the pricing that the city agreed to (in exchange for 20% of revenue and a no child left behind clause, this is my memory from City Council meetings an I am unable to check my facts on this issue, my apologies, please help in researching this issue of able). Here’s what the city has to say on the issue.

It’s a good read.

David Miller

5 Responses to “My understanding of IpV6”

  1. finnegan says:

    Nice post.

    Reading the DNR article, it sounds like World Airwaves is footing the bill: “World Airwaves is bearing the cost of the system, which Bayliss would not reveal. But he called it a substantial investment.” But I’m sure there’s a catch. I need to go to more council meetings.

    The tech track seems to be the way the city is thinking now. If you talk to some of the younger city employees, the talk is of the impending shriveling of the poultry industry and the growing tech industry.

  2. Barnabas says:

    “The Harrisonburg Project”? If you scroll down you see Mark Bayliss on the list as director of the harrisonburg project. Reading all the information online actually gets me excited, does that make me nerdy?

  3. Adam Sharp says:

    Reading all the information online actually gets me excited, does that make me nerdy?

    Yes. Yes it does.

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