My tweet was mentioned...
I'm one of the paying customers who tweeted their ISP Virgin Media. Paying them ~£400 a year as an ISP and overall over £1100 [Phone, TV and Internet], I will take my business elsewhere, when it is convenient to me and assuming Virgin still have no IPv6 on the table.
Virgin slightly retraced their steps, and said their plans aren't public, but their still way behind the others...
SixXS was a project and service, and part of their recent campaign and closure 'sunset' is around challenging users ISPs to provide IPv6 native, and without the need for tunnels.... I was doing just that, so coverage here is good :)
Last time I checked about tunnelbroker.net/HE you need a static IP, which is another area Virgin Media fail at. It also means you need to have a Router or Firewall that isn't the Virgin Media one, so either you double NAT, a seperate IPv6 router which tunnels over IPv4, or turn the lovely SuperHub into a Modem and thus disable over half the device.
I've got IPv6 via a tunnel to a Virtual Machine/Server, but that facility costs - thankfully I'm getting good usage in a few areas from that.
The tunnel method are trade-offs in terms of performance and ability to reach services; there are CDNs for things like Google and Netflix deployed on ISP networks that you miss as those services are on IPv6. Also Netflix had started to pick up on the SiXXS registered space, as a way that could be used to view content out of region and thus crippled access [thus my ISP not offering IPv6 was impacting my service]
I'm a home worker in an IT job, we are rolling out services over IPv6 and want to be able to test those, just as a member of the public might use them.
Working in IT, I want to be skilled in this area and hence running SixXS/IPv6 for ~6 years. That's the same length of time at least that my ISP hasn't been fulfilling one of my requirements as a customer, why should I not be vocal and complain?
It's my choice to be an eltist and a nerd. I don't run any IPv6 only forums, and I'm happy to suffer n00bs, not involved in anything the DMCA would give a damn about! A few Anonymous Cowards maybe plebs, but that's their choice, the first rule of the IPv6 club is you try to get more people in the IPv6 club!
There are lots of misconceptions about IPv6, if you don't want IPv6 yourself, then I would hope that either your ISP will give you the option in the router or you can cripple your devices and turn off IPv6. Meanwhile, us elitists will be building IPv6 only networks with NAT64/DNS64 (to give IPv4 via a proxy) just for you!
The view of a few that IPv6 is not a requirement for them are in a bubble where they only need IPv4 currently... I'd rather be ahead of the curve than behind it...
On the subject El Reg - where's your IPv6 enabled website? - our company are with Cloudflare and have it, so hurry up and turn it on.. get your AAAA records into DNS!