Evaluating Tier 1 Internet providers

Eric Louie elouie at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 27 21:14:12 UTC 2013

I'm thinking that same thing, although after researching, the "de-peering
King" is probably not a contender as one of our primary upstream connection.
(And I don't have secondary or tertiary connections)

much appreciated,
Eric Louie

-----Original Message-----
From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:03 PM
To: Eric Louie
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Evaluating Tier 1 Internet providers

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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