Black Mesa Wireless started due to the presence of REDI Net, and has grown tremendously from those early days. We are grateful for the presence of REDI Net in the area and plan to continue to use it extensively.
With that said, running an ISP it is undesirable to have only one upstream provider. It presents a single point of failure should REDI Net go down (which has happened a few times) and provides limited routing options to the outside world.
Over the last few months, we have brought a second upstream provider online, and network traffic has been routing over both this second provider and REDI Net for the past week. Furthermore, today we finally added true IPv6 connectivity to our network. We've had IPv6 in testing on our own connection at the office and Brock's home connection for months now, via a tunnel with HE.net. Now that we have an upstream provider that fully supports IPv6, we can begin to route customer IPv6 traffic. We still have the backup connection with HE.net and are pressuring REDI Net to deploy IPv6 as well.
IPv6 is important to us because the world is out of IPv4 addresses. Black Mesa Wireless was turned down by ARIN for more IPv4 addresses several months ago, because they have no more to issue. We are currently in testing for the deployment of IPv6-only customers, and will begin to roll out new customers on IPv6 only in the near future. We have been extensively testing 464XLAT technologies, which will allow IPv6-only customers to access the IPv4 Internet. Moving forward, we will soon be charging extra for IPv4 addresses for new customers, as they are very much a finite commodity.
If you have any questions about using IPv6, please submit a message at http://bmwl.co/contact-us/
Brock M Tice, President and Co-Owner, Black Mesa Wireless LLC