Your IP address could not be determined at this time.

Draft Policies and Proposals

Draft Policy ARIN-2017-8: Amend the Definition of Community Network
Status:

Under Discussion

 
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 22 August 2017

Origin - ARIN-prop-243

Draft Policy - 22 August 2017

Revised - 24 August 2017

Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting:
ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
David Farmer, Andrew Dul

ARIN Board of Trustees:
Revisions Implementation

Version Date: 24 August 2017

Problem Statement:

The Community Networks section of the NRPM has not been used since implementation in January 2010. Proposal ARIN-2016-7, to increase the number of use cases, was abandoned by the Advisory Council due to lack of feedback. Proposal ARIN 2017-2, to remove all mention of community networks from NRPM was met with opposition by the community. Many responded that the definition of "community network" was too narrow, which could be the reason for lack of uptake.

Policy statement: 

CURRENT NRPM TEXT:

"2.11. Community Network

A community network is any network organized and operated by a volunteer group operating as or under the fiscal support of a nonprofit organization or university for the purpose of providing free or low-cost connectivity to the residents of their local service area. To be treated as a community network under ARIN policy, the applicant must certify to ARIN that the community network staff is 100% volunteers."

NEW NRPM TEXT:

"2.11 Community Network 

A community network is a network organized and operated by a volunteer group, not-for-profit, non-profit, charitable organization, or educational institution for the purpose of providing free or low-cost connectivity, or other Information Technology services to persons or entities within their community. Critical functions may be handled by paid staff, but volunteers play a large role in offering services available through community networks."

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

##########

Earlier Version

##########

Version Date: 22 August 2017

Problem Statement: 

The Community Networks section of the NRPM has not been used since implementation in January 2010. Proposal ARIN-2016-7, to increase the number of use cases, was abandoned by the Advisory Council due to lack of feedback. Proposal ARIN 2017-2, to remove all mention of community networks from NRPM was met with opposition by the community. Many responded that the definition of "community network" was too narrow, which could be the reason for lack of uptake.

Policy statement:

 CURRENT NRPM TEXT:

"2.11. Community Network

A community network is any network organized and operated by a volunteer group operating as or under the fiscal support of a nonprofit organization or university for the purpose of providing free or low-cost connectivity to the residents of their local service area. To be treated as a community network under ARIN policy, the applicant must certify to ARIN that the community network staff is 100% volunteers."

NEW NRPM TEXT:

"2.11 Community Network

A community network is a network organized and operated by a volunteer group, not-for-profit, non-profit, charitable organization, or post-secondary institution for the purpose of providing free or low-cost connectivity to residents in their service area. Critical functions may be handled by paid staff, but volunteers play a large role in offering services available through community networks."

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

Search Related Content

Loading

full site search