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IPv6 Key Part of Multi-Billion Dollar Smart Grid Projects

Carolyn Duffy Marsan of Network World writes: "Could Smart Grid, the Obama Administration's effort to modernize the nation's electric grid, be the killer app for IPv6? That's what Internet engineers are asking as they see billions of dollars in stimulus funds pumped into smart electric meters, automated utility substations and new sensors networks — all of which could take advantage of the abundant address space and built-in security offered by IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol..."

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