Do most providers charge an extra fee to run dual-stack?

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I'm talking to my current ISP about IPv6 migration, and I'd like to know whether service providers typically charge you to run dual-stack or not. Should I expect Internet service providers to charge extra for any other IPv6 migration costs?

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They will probably charge you a setup fee to cover allocating the block to you, and the router configuration changes. At least the two colo’s that I was looking at this is what they said.

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  • Matt Mather
    Service Providers should not charge for the allocation of addresses at all. You pay for the bandwidth not addresses. Having said that if you are already a customer of said ISP and you want to add IPv6 and run dual stack then they will most likely charge for the reconfiguration of the service and class it as a Move, Add or Change (MAC).
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  • SearchEnterpriseWAN
    [...] But what about any unavoidable charges or hidden fees from service providers for running IPv6 transition technologies, such as dual-stack? That was actually the first angle I explored after I ran across one IT pro’s answer to that question on our ITKE forums. [...]
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  • Sixball
    The ISP's in my area dont charge for dual-stacking. Its a native service on their devices, and enabling it on an interface should be done during provisioning. One more line of code, or an extra mouse-click, really shouldnt be "charge-able"...
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