The Internet Society is organizing a pow wow of big ISPs, web companies and networking equipment providers on June 6 to ceremonially bury the world’s current Internet protocol, IPv4, and permanently implement its successor, IPv6.

Global broadband providers AT&T(s T), Comcast(s CMSCA), Free Telecom (which has been very much in the news of late), KDDI, Internode, Time Warner Cable(s TWC) and XS4ALL will form the ISP contingent; Cisco Systems(s CSCO) and D-Link will represent the equipment makers; and Facebook, Google(s goog), Microsoft’s Bing(s msft) and Yahoo(s yhoo) will make up the Web delegation. According to a statement from society chief Internet office Leslie Daigle:

The fact that leading companies across several industries are making significant commitments to participate in World IPv6 Launch is yet another indication that IPv6 is no longer a lab experiment; it’s here and is an important next step in the Internet’s evolution. And, as there…

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