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So where are the problems? The first one is awareness.
The level of awareness among Internet industry is, to be honest, not high enough.
Since US Government has a good policy of NOT regulating the Internet, FCC, as far as I know, is not officially reaching US ISPs for Y2K matters - unlike telecommunications companies. And there are more than 6000 ISPs in US only.
The same is true in Japan. Our ministry of post and telecommunications has twice conducted survey on Y2K readiness on telecommunications companies - more than 5000, but they have not surveyed any ISP specific questions.
There are 3,300 ISPs in Japan and the ministry have only reached top 100 ISPs to check if proper works are being done. The rest, 3200 are left untouched.