On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 10:38:22PM -0700, Robert Sherrard wrote:
What make a provider a tier 2, versus a tier 1 provider...
The nomenclature is a completelyy irrelevant hangover of
the NSFnet days when people thought in terms of "the backbone".
If your providers' value is only in specific delicate
contractural relationships that can vanish with little
notice, is that really a value? You should examine carriers
by your needs, performance, scope, reliability [human and
network], cost, etc meaningful metrics. Get reference
clients and query their technical staff. Get a view into
their routing table and examine adjacenies.... if *you*
care about a particular adjacency, press for performace
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