Charter’s national backbone and regional networks supports IPv6 today. Internet
transit and peering connections between other Internet service and content providers
are in place.
Charter uses a "Dual Stack" implementation. This means that IPv4 and IPv6 will run
concurrently for our IPv6-enabled customers at the network level. Cable providers
chose this preferred approach to minimize customer impact (see CableLabs IPv6).
While IPv4 cannot support the growing address needs of the world, it is not going
What is Charter still working on to be IPv6 ready. Charter is an active participant
in Internet standards organizations and industry forums such as CableLabs.
Charter has successfully enabled IPv6 on its foundation infrastructure delivering
IPv6 connectivity to its "headends". This prepares the way for the final push to
provide IPv6 access to our customers’ homes and businesses.
We have an extensive IPv6 certification program for Charter-provided customer equipment,
working hand-in-hand with our vendors, to validate that their IPv6 functionality
is working properly within our network, to Charter’s exacting standards.
As new applications that exploit IPv6 capabilities come to market, we continue to
look for new services that this protocol can bring to our end-users and to improve
the network we supply.
What customers should do to prepare. Charter’s systematic approach to incorporating
IPv6 into the Charter network means that our customers will not need to do anything
specific to continue to enjoy their existing Charter services.
Charter’s plans will enable you to continue to access the Internet and your email
without any change in your experience.
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