This article provides a summary of and commentary on some NIST reports on the transition to IPv6. This report was released in January by NIST, and it addresses the conversion (or perhaps I should say lack thereof) to IPv6. The report does address cost and benefits, but it stops short of a detailed cost analysis. A more detailed cost analysis can be found in this NIST report (prepared by RTI International).
Based on these reports, what do you think the barriers are in converting to IPv6? What are appropriate roles for government?
IPv6, Internet, Economics