the Internet Backbone
michael at memra.com
Sat Apr 6 20:10:38 UTC 1996
On Sat, 6 Apr 1996, Jim Browning wrote:
> Perhaps there needs to be a "Global Service Provider" or "Tier/Level 0"
> designation for those with International 'backbone circuits' and routers at
> meet points in other countries??
I think we just need to recognize that there are Tier 1 providers in other
countries. Maybe we should replace the term "national" with
"broad geographic regions encompassing a signficant percentage of a
continent". Then providers like EUNet would qualify as Tier 1 providers
although, like MCI, they also provide Tier 3 ISP services.
If Sprint, MCI, ANS, Alternet/UUNET, PSI and AGIS/Net99 are the Tier 1
providers in North America, what networks would qualify as Tier 1in Europe
and the Asia-Pacific region?
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