Last year the NPTF reviewed various billing metrics. The IP address metric was selected for FY ‘99.
There are still some problems with the current metric. These include: not all addresses are charged equally (“public spaces”, printers, servers, “reserved” addresses, classrooms, etc.).
- Charge equally for all IP addresses ~$8.75
- Current rates range from $7.64 - 11.50.
- Completely eliminates cross subsidies
- Approx. 4000 of 20,000 are “free”