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Re: tiers? (fwd)
From: DAVE NORDLUND <nordlund () ccstaff cc ukans edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 11:51:08 CST-600

Date:          Thu, 17 Jul 1997 18:09:13 +0000
From:          Danny <danny () UPT ORG>
Subject:       Re: tiers? (fwd)
To:            nanog () merit edu

Does everyone agree with this, it's the only response I have received 
thus far (and according to the list, the sender works for a tier 1 provider).


Tier 1: _Owns the fiber_, Multiple coast to coast paths of significant bandwidth
  May not use fiber for IP?  May just lease it to others??

Tier 2: Reseller, Major connections (DS3/OC3) to multiple tier 1 providers.
      Possibly: Major connections to one (1) tier 1 provider.
Is this an NSP?

Tier 3: Everybody else.
It seems that there are many levels here.  National, Regional, State, local, 

Anyone care to take a stab at what places a provider in 
a given "tier-group"?  Seems to me as though the large(st) 
providers are a bit harsher (naturally) than the smaller 

Dave Nordlund               d-nordlund () ukans edu
University of Kansas        913/864-0450
Computing Services          FAX 913/864-0485
Lawrence, KS  66045         KANREN

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