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Description: According to Google’s statistics, on December 26, the world reached 9.98 percent IPv6 deployment, up from just under 6 percent a year earlier.

Source: ars technica

Date: January 3, 2016


Google measures IPv6 deployment by having a small fraction of their users execute a Javascript program that tests whether the computer in question can load URLs over IPv6. During weekends, a tenth of Google’s users are able to do this, but during weekdays it’s less than 8 percent. Apparently more people have IPv6 available at home than at work.

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Questions for discussion:

1. Why has it taken so long for users to switch over to IPv6?

2. What is the importance in switching to IPv6?

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