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Re: Why so little traffic from C&W

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Fri Jun 08 12:19:23 2001

> On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:45:41PM +0100, Simon Lockhart wrote:
> > I believe the latest common definition of tier 1 in that of an ISP with no 
> > transit.
> 
> I believe that "Tier-1" no longer means anything.  It was a term
> that had meaning when the government got out of the business of
> running NSFNet, and created "Tier-1 Providers" that connected to
> "Tier-2 Providers".  At that time (if perhaps only for a fairly
> brief time) there were actual defined tiers, and they ment something.

	There was never any governmental sanction of the term or
	concept of tier anything associate with the NSFnet or its
	transition. The term was coined in that timeframe by Vadim.

--bill




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