From Southgate Amateur Radio News:
The President of Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has announced they received $108 million from Amazon for 4 million amateur radio TCP/IP addresses
Since its allocation to Amateur Radio in the mid-1980’s, Internet network 44 (18.104.22.168/8), known as the AMPRNet™, has been used by amateur radio operators to conduct scientific research and to experiment with digital communications over radio with a goal of advancing the state of the art of Amateur Radio networking, and to educate amateur radio operators in these techniques.
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a non-profit California corporation formed to further these goals.
In mid-2019 a block (22.214.171.124/10) of approximately four million AMPRNet™ IP addresses, out of the 16 million available, was sold to Amazon by ARDC but it is only now that the sale price has been released. Amazon paid $27 for each IPv4 address. [Full story]