The Evolution of Internet interconnections

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dc.contributor.advisor Perez-Hardy, Sylvia en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Niemi, Rayno en_US
dc.contributor.author Butler, Sean
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-18T20:26:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-18T20:26:47Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/14959
dc.description.abstract In 1995, the NSF officially shut down the NSFNet backbone, thereby ending the nascent Internets early architecture as a single backbone network. Today, the Internet is a group of loosely interconnected networks run by many diverse companies. These interconnections are in no way controlled by any industry or government agency, and are therefore held together only by the market demands of the Internet community. Although the FCC has traditionally maintained a stance of "unregulation" of all information and computer networks, they have increasingly show interest in ensuring the rapid deployment of Internet access. In addition, as more and more critical elements of communication are implemented on the Internet, some safeguards ensuring end-to-end connectivity, and therefore on maintaining the interconnection between networks, are needed. This paper discusses the history and evolution of Internet interconnections, compares and contrasts them to traditional telephony interconnections, and explores the possibility of regulation over such connections. This paper covers events up to the end of 1999.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject Networking en_US
dc.subject Technology evolution en_US
dc.subject.lcc TK5105.875.I57 B87 2000
dc.subject.lcsh Internet--History
dc.subject.lcsh Computer networks--History
dc.subject.lcsh Internet--Law and legislation--United States
dc.title The Evolution of Internet interconnections
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.college B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
dc.description.department Department of Information Technology
dc.contributor.advisorChair Hartpence, Bruce

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