Evaluating Tier 1 Internet providers

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Aug 27 21:02:30 UTC 2013

On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:45:34 -0700, "Eric Louie" said:

> That's a good point with the Tier 2 providers.  So that begs the question,
> why wouldn't I just get my upstream from a Tier 2?  (Because my management
> is under the perception that we're better off with Tier 1 providers, but
> that doesn't mean their perception is accurate)

The good thing about your upstream being a Tier 2 is that it usually means
that if somebody's baking a peering cake, you're not one of the AS's that's

Hmmm... if you're going for a connection to a Tier 1, maybe "peering cakes
per decade" is a valid criterion?

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