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Re: Peering Table Question

  • From: Bill Woodcock
  • Date: Wed Apr 19 17:55:04 2000

    > Howabout offering us your pearls and letting us in on who these
    > mysterious select group of 'real' tier one networks are?

By comparing competing claims, I think I've decifered the "tier" system:

Tier 1 is the claimant's marketing department.

Tier 2 is the claimant's customers and the claimant's competitors.

Tier 3 is the claimant's customer customers, competitors' customers, and
customers' competitors.