Verizon will stop issuing public IPv4 addresses, starting June

US telecom company Verizon has announced that, starting June 2017, it will stop issuing new public static IPv4 addresses, due to a shortage in available addresses. Customers to which IPv4 addresses have been allocated in the past will retain those addresses, and Verizon will continue to fully support them. But customers wishing to reserve new IP addresses will have to convert to IPv6 requirements and implement Verizon-certified IPv6 devices.