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Re: Definition of Tier-1

  • From: RJ Atkinson
  • Date: Fri Jun 08 11:30:47 2001

At 17:43 07/06/01, J.D. Falk wrote:
>        Breaking down?  It used to be that anyone connected directly
>        to an exchange point was tier one, and the tiers are pretty
>        obvious beyond that.  Now that everyone's at the exchanges,
>        "tier one" is simply a marketing term.

        Curious.  I've never heard that definition of Tier-1 before.
The common definition is "doesn't pay any other ISP to exchange routes
and traffic", or so I've thought for the past decade.

Ran





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