AS10507 Sprint Personal Communications Systems
2600:6:ff85::/48 - SPRINT-FORT-WORTH-POP
V6NetHandle: NET6-2600-6-FF85-8000-1 OrgID: SFWP Parent: NET6-2600-2 NetName: SPRINT-FORT-WORTH-POP NetRange: 2600:6:FF85:8000:: - 2600:6:FF85:8FFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF NetType: reassignment RegDate: 2017-10-17 Updated: 2017-10-17 Source: ARIN OrgID: SFWP OrgName: Sprint Fort Worth POP CanAllocate: Street: Sprint Fort Worth POP City: Fort Worth State/Prov: TX Country: US PostalCode: 76102 RegDate: 2013-12-06 Updated: 2013-12-06 OrgAdminHandle: SIE-ARIN OrgAbuseHandle: SIE-ARIN OrgTechHandle: SIE-ARIN Source: ARIN
IP address ranges, or netblocks, are groups of related IP addresses. They are usually represented as a base IP address, followed by a slash, and then a netmask which represents how many IP addresses are contained within the netblock. This format is known as CIDR. You'll also sometimes see netblocks given as a start ip address, and an end ip address, or an ip address range.
Traffic works its way around the internet based on the routing table, which contains a list of networks and their associated netblocks.