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The Self-Governing Internet

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
October 26, 2016

--As Prepared for Delivery--

Thank you Milton for inviting me and thank you to all of you joining us here at Georgia Tech and watching the webcast.

Reopening of Comment Period on the Incentives, Benefits, Costs, and Challenges to IPv6 Implementation

October 03, 2016
Docket Number
160810714–6714–01

On August 18, 2016, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a notice and request for public comments seeking input on the benefits, costs, and challenges they have experienced, as well as any insight into additional incentives that could aid future adoption, implementation, and support of IPv6. In response to requests for additional time in which to comment, NTIA through this notice extends the closing deadline for submitting comments to 5:00 p.m.

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