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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