ipv6 at home / small office: Verizon FIOS IPv6 trials

Verizon FIOS has entered into a month-long IPv6 trial on April 6th. It is a dual-stack trial carried out with Verizon employees in Reston, Virginia. The “custom CPE” that are mentioned in the article reflect the fact that precious few home routers have full, or even partial, IPv6 support at present. With both Verizon and Comcast testing the residential IPv6 waters, I expect router support to come along with them.

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  1. I guess the difference between Comcast and Verizon is that Comcast includes customers in its testing. Sadly, I guess the MaBell attitude has never left Verizon.

  2. I have spent days researching Fios broadband and the cable provider and satellite TV options. Is there anyone out there believe that cable is better than Verizon broadband? I would seem that there really is no comparison when you take into consideration the direct network speed and funtionlality for managing your viewing.

    1. It all depends on what you want to be doing. There are reports that Fios blocks proto41 traffic, for example, at least in some areas. We haven’t quite gotten around to testing that yet.

      1. I have run both a 6in4 (protocol 41 via he.net), and an ayiya (udp via sixxs.net) ipv6 tunnel across consumer fios for the past year without any issues in northern VA.

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