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Based on traffic graphs, membership lists, etc avaliable on both LINX and AMS-IX's public webpages, i have updated this to reflect that AMS-IX is larger than LINX. If LINX ever was the largest in traffic, it's not true anymore, I sincerely doubt that LINX ever was the largest in number of connected peers, furthermore "number of routes" is not a useful statistic and I have changed this to "connected peers"
220.127.116.11 removed some useful information. Looks like vandalism to me.
"Successful test?" Doesn't that make it sound a bit like the failures were planned? --Markzero 07:03, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
This page is horribly out of date and should be made to reflect the active Tier_1_ISP
Physical layer map?
Has anyone seen a map of the global physical infrastructure of the internet backbone? I imagine that the bulk majority of IP traffic would be carried over fibre rather than satellite, and I would be fascinated to see a map of where that bandwidth physically runs. --Sapphire Wyvern 04:21, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
This article is completely bogus. I like to challenge anyone to define what this backbone really is and which links it contains. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kbrose (talk • contribs) 03:58, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
Economic of the Backbone
Could a knowledgeable person include a section on the Economic of the Internet Backbone. Who pays whom how much for Internet traffic? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:33, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
- I don't think you could possibly source such a section via WP:RS. Most of this stuff is covered by non-disclosure agreements and/or private contracts. Wrs1864 (talk) 12:41, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
"...in the Internet."
Sounds like an ad for Verizon: "As of 2010 however, Verizon  has become "the world's most connected internet backbone." Verizon has a very large internet footprint that reaches all over the world due to their diverse customer base which includes small and medium size businesses, large corporations, content providers, and many more. They have held this top spot for 11 of the past 12 years. Verizon also plans to increase backbone speeds in the U.S to 100 Gbit/s, the first company to do so. Some of this enhanced data speed can be seen on routes from Chicago to New York and Minneapolis to Kansas City."
And an ad for Level 3: "The company Level 3 Communications has begun to launch a line of dedicated internet access and virtual private network services which gives large companies direct access to the Tier 3 level backbone. Connecting companies directly to the backbone will allow enterprises faster internet service which meets a large market need." Kelbrowne (talk) 05:16, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
List of Tier 1 Providers
The list is clearly not correct. The source for the 2013 list is an article from 2003. The list is very different from the article on Tier 1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tier_1_network#List_of_tier_1_networks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:31, 24 October 2013 (UTC)