Regional service providers, spurred by recent FCC funding, are building out networks to extend coverage to underserved communities. One critical area that can be overlooked is the need to provide IPv4-IPv6 connectivity. The price of scarce IPv4 addresses keeps rising. IPv6 is often not a viable near-term option as adoption is still uneven with many devices and servers currently supporting IPv4 only.
How Covid19 has exposed the digital divide – globally and in the US
IPv4 and CGNAT – Cost and capacity considerations for bridging the digital divide
Deployment success stories from real-world regional service providers using CGNAT