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Comcast, TW Cable To Join World IPv6 Day

Operators to participate in first global-scale 24-hour 'test flight' of next-generation Internet Protocol on June 8

February 15, 2011

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GENEVA -- Comcast [Nasdaq: CMCSA], Time Warner Cable [NYSE:TWC], SoftLayer Technologies and Rackspace Hosting ( NYSE:RAX) today joined the ranks of Internet industry players committing to participate in World IPv6 Day, a global event coordinated by the Internet Society. This first global scale 24-hour “test flight” of the next generation Internet Protocol on June 8 will enable the industry to test IPv6 readiness and prepare for seamless full deployment.

“Network operators of all sorts have been building in support for IPv6, not just websites and content hosting providers,” commented Leslie Daigle, the Internet Society’s Chief Internet Technology officer. “Networks that provide access to millions of end users complete the connection between Internet content and services and consumers of those services. Adding major access and hosting providers who are committed to World IPv6 Day is further illustration of the growing momentum around IPv6 deployment.”

A seamless transition to IPv6 is critical to enable the Internet to continue to grow to connect billions of new people and devices. This opportunity to test IPv6 readiness is a critical step in working to identify areas for improvement. One of the goals of World IPv6 Day is to expose potential issues under controlled conditions and address them as soon as possible. Scheduling the event for a 24-hour period on June 8 gives participants the opportunity to ready their systems for an industry-wide “test-flight” while working together to plan for long-term deployment of IPv6.

Internet Society (ISOC)

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