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Computer Communications and Networks
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a telecommunications company that offers its customers access to the Internet. This chapter specifically covers the design of a large Tier 1 ISP that provides services to both residential and enterprise customers. Our primary focus is on a large IP backbone network in the continental USA, though similarities arise in smaller networks operated by telecommunication providers in other parts of the world. This chapter is principally motivated by the observationdoi:10.1007/978-1-84882-828-5_2 fatcat:s7uk64c2xbgpxj2k2vqmg2h3ae