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The '''Internet backbone''' refers to the principal [[data route]]s between large, strategically [[interconnect]]ed [[network]]s and [[core router]]s in the [[Internet]]. These [[data route]]s are hosted by commercial, government, academic and other [[high-capacity network]] centers, the [[Internet exchange point]]s and [[Network access point]]s, that interchange [[Internet traffic]] between the countries, continents and across the oceans of the world. [[Traffic]] interchange between the [[Internet service provider]]s, often [[Tier 1 network]]s, participating in the Internet backbone exchange [[traffic]] by [[peering agreement|privately negotiated interconnection agreements]], primarily governed by the principle of settlement-free [[peering]].
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Revision as of 03:07, 5 February 2010

The Internet backbone refers to the principal data routes between large, strategically interconnected networks and core routers in the Internet. These data routes are hosted by commercial, government, academic and other high-capacity network centers, the Internet exchange points and Network access points, that interchange Internet traffic between the countries, continents and across the oceans of the world. Traffic interchange between the Internet service providers, often Tier 1 networks, participating in the Internet backbone exchange traffic by privately negotiated interconnection agreements, primarily governed by the principle of settlement-free peering.


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