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RE: Two Tiered Internet

  • From: Neil J. McRae
  • Date: Wed Dec 14 05:58:36 2005

> This 
> unobstructed network was pioneered by Sprint on it's zero-CIR 
> frame relay network and they carried this forward into their 
> IP network as well. Other companies have carried forward this 
> architecture as well.

If I understand you correctly I highly doubt this is the case. If every 
customer suddenly was to use the maximum link speed of their 
access pipes I would be very surprised if all the traffic would be carried.

On the subject of tiered Internet you could argue that mobile/celluar 
access to the Internet is another tier.