Sprint v. Cogent, some clarity & facts
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Mon Nov 3 22:42:14 UTC 2008
On Nov 3, 2008, at 3:49 PM, Rod Beck wrote:
> And a 'Tier One' nework is a transit-free network that can reach all
> end points (end user IP addresses)?
A transit free network that has no settlements.
Which means no network is strictly "tier one". Read <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tier_1_network
Interestingly, I wrote in the article that Cogent has settlement with
Sprint and is therefore not "tier one". Apparently Cogent disagreed
with me.... :-)
[*] I got into a bit of a disagreement with others on Wikipedia
because there is no citation for the "facts" in the article. While I
understand the desire to have only verifiable, objective facts in
Wikipedia, the alternative is to have no information. Perhaps I was
being silly, but I prefer to have what I believe is correct info,
properly caveated, over nothing.
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