Eyeball network

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Eyeball network is a slang term used by network engineers and architects that refers to an access network[1] whose primary users use the network to "look at things" (browse the Internet, read email, etc.) and consume content,[2] as opposed to a network that may be used primarily to generate its own data, or "content networks".[3]

The term "eyeball network" is often overhead in conversations and seen in articles[4] that discuss peering relationships between other networks as well as net neutrality issues.


  1. ^ "Evolution #6 – Access Power Peering". DrPeering International. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ Faratin, Peyman; Clark, David; Bauer, Steven; Lehr, William; Gilmore, Patrick; Berger, Arthur (2008). "The Growing Complexity of Internet Interconnection" (PDF). Akamai. Akamai Technologies. Retrieved 18 February 2017.https://www.akamai.com/us/en/multimedia/documents/technical-publication/the-growing-complexity-of-internet-interconnection-technical-publication.pdf
  3. ^ Yoo, Christopher (2010). "Network Neutrality or Internet Innovation?" (PDF). Cato. Cato Institute. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ Bellovin, Steven. "What Does "Network Neutrality" Mean?". CircleID. Iomemo Inc. Retrieved 18 February 2017.