From: (Dewayne Hendricks)
Study: Most Internet traffic bypasses tier-one networks
By Ed Gubbins
The majority of Internet traffic now goes through direct peers and
does not flow through incumbent tier-one telecom networks, according
to a recent report from Arbor Networks, which sells network management
and security products.
Tier-one incumbents were once the chief providers of connectivity
between content companies like Google and local or regional broadband
providers like Comcast. But over time, Google and other content
providers have built out their own infrastructure, connecting more
directly to end users and bypassing those tier-one intermediaries.