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Technological and Economic Drivers and Constraints in the Internet's "Last Mile"

Alderson, David L. (2004) Technological and Economic Drivers and Constraints in the Internet's "Last Mile". California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA, USA.. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCDSTR:2004.004

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Abstract

This paper investigates the physical topology of the Internet at the edge of the network, known as the "last mile", and considers the technological and economic features that drive and constrain its ongoing deployment and operation. In particular, by considering in detail the various technologies used in the delivery of network bandwidth to end-users, it is shown how the need to aggregate traffic is a dominant design objective in the construction of edge networks and furthermore that the large-scale statistics of network topologies as a whole, including features such as overall node degree distribution, are dominated by the structural features at the network edge.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Control and Dynamical Systems Technical Reports
Subject Keywords:Internet topology, Internet Service Provider, network design, last mile.
Record Number:CaltechCDSTR:2004.004
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCDSTR:2004.004
Official Citation:Alderson, David L. (2004) Technological and Economic Drivers and Constraints in the Internet's "Last Mile" Technical Report. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. [CaltechCDSTR:2004.004]
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ID Code:28034
Collection:CaltechCDSTR
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Deposited On:31 Aug 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 14:29

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