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Re: Definition of Tier-1

  • From: J.D. Falk
  • Date: Fri Jun 08 13:34:41 2001

On 06/08/01, RJ Atkinson <rja@inet.org> wrote: 

> 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.

	You know...the fact that nobody else has heard of it is making
	me start to think that I must've fallen for marketing drivel 
	from a previous employer.

	See how insidious this stuff is?

-- 
J.D. Falk                                                SILENCE IS FOO!
<jdfalk@cybernothing.org>




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