Dear Collin,

Thanks for your suggestion and we certainly will consider promoting RIPE Atlas 
in these type of consultations where we see fit. The reason we chose not to 
include it in this particular response is that while RIPE Atlas can certainly 
help in assessing certain parameters that would be considered “quality”, 
including connectivity (and loss thereof), it is difficult to determine the 
cause of such disruptions in relation to the Internet access product.

With this in mind and the intention to keep our submission brief, we decided to 
not mention RIPE Atlas this time. But we will again consider it for other 
contributions where it fits in.

Of course we do bring RIPE Atlas to the attention of policy makers in other 
discussions and fora when in scope, such as the Internet Governance Forum and 
our engagement with organisations such as OECD and the ITU.


Marco Hogewoning
External Relations - RIPE NCC

> On 21 Sep 2016, at 17:11, Collin Anderson <> wrote:
> Thanks for sharing this Marco,
> Appears that a diversity of stakeholders have contributed to this process, 
> and some of the comments that I've read through have been interesting (if 
> only for who replied). 
> Submissions: 
> If I can put one thing on the CWG-Internet radar aside from IPv6, measurement 
> systems such as RIPE Atlas should also have a place in building an enabling 
> environment – something that is less likely to be covered by other 
> non-commercial or governmental comments. Would it be worthwhile to also 
> promote measurement of access in such forums?
> Cordially,
> Collin
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Marco Hogewoning <> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> In response to the ITU Council Working Group on International 
> Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet)’s open consultation 
> “Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet”, we have 
> prepared and submitted the attached contribution on behalf of the RIPE NCC.
> In our submission we emphasise the need for IPv6 and highlighted the ongoing 
> coordinated efforts by all stakeholders to expedite the deployment of IPv6 in 
> their networks, services and products.
> Should you have any questions regarding this consultation or our 
> contribution, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of my colleagues.
> Regards,
> Marco Hogewoning
> External Relations

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