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June 25, 2012, at 02:16 PM PST by jlt - changeover to Cambix
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The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

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The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

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The MBA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to interconnect their networks, including the purchase of IP transit services from these InterStream providers. In addition, any network may use the MBA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The MBA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to interconnect their networks, including the purchase of IP transit services from these InterStream providers. In addition, any network may use the MBA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use Cambix's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

April 13, 2010, at 11:38 AM PST by jwgt -
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The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the MBA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

The MBA employs a general public license / open source approach to peering. Signatories to the MBA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

The MBA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to interconnect their networks, including the purchase of IP transit services from these InterStream providers. In addition, any network may use the MBA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

The MBA uses rack rate pricing to ensure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1+ network, must set a rack rate price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1+, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an Association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

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 The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the MBA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

The MBA employs a general public license / open source approach to peering. Signatories to the MBA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

The MBA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to interconnect their networks, including the purchase of IP transit services from these InterStream providers. In addition, any network may use the MBA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

The MBA uses rack rate pricing to ensure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1+ network, must set a rack rate price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1+, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an Association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

February 25, 2010, at 11:21 AM PST by rachel -
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The MBA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1+ network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1+, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

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The MBA uses rack rate pricing to ensure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1+ network, must set a rack rate price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1+, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

June 24, 2009, at 03:13 AM PST by tim - adjust links to new site
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The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

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The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

January 02, 2009, at 09:11 AM PST by scott -
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The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

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The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an Association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

July 24, 2008, at 02:54 PM PST by jlt - updated link
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The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

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The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

July 23, 2008, at 02:26 PM PST by jlt -
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The MBA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1+ network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

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The MBA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1+ network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1+, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

July 23, 2008, at 02:26 PM PST by jlt -
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The MBA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

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The MBA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1+ network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

July 23, 2008, at 02:20 PM PST by jlt - added image links
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The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

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The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

June 18, 2008, at 09:26 AM PST by scott -
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'+'-!! The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

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The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

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The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStream-'^SM^ service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

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The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

June 18, 2008, at 09:25 AM PST by scott -
June 18, 2008, at 09:24 AM PST by scott -
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'-!! The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

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'+'-!! The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

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June 18, 2008, at 09:23 AM PST by scott -
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The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

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'-!! The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

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The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

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The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStream-'^SM^ service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

March 31, 2008, at 07:49 PM PST by jlt - added small caps
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The MBA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to interconnect their networks, including the purchase of IP transit services from these InterStream providers. In addition, any network may use the MBA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The MBA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to interconnect their networks, including the purchase of IP transit services from these InterStream providers. In addition, any network may use the MBA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

March 30, 2008, at 05:00 PM PST by jlt - > MBA
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The MBA employs a general public license / open source approach to peering. Signatories to the MBA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

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The MBA employs a general public license / open source approach to peering. Signatories to the MBA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

March 30, 2008, at 04:36 PM PST by jlt - switchover to MBA..
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The Media Grid's Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA)

The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the OSPA.

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

The OSPA employs a general public license / open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

The OSPA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

to:

The Media Grid's Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA)

The Mediated Bandwidth Agreement (MBA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the MBA.

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the MBA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

The MBA employs a general public license / open source approach to peering. Signatories to the MBA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

The MBA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to interconnect their networks, including the purchase of IP transit services from these InterStream providers. In addition, any network may use the MBA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

The MBA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the MBA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

The MBA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

March 20, 2008, at 11:44 PM PST by jlt - added service mark
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The OSPA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

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The OSPA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM service mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

March 09, 2008, at 02:59 PM PST by jlt -
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The Media Grid's Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA)

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The Media Grid's Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA)

March 01, 2008, at 07:57 PM PST by jlt - serv. mark cert.
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The OSPA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. These specifications will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

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The OSPA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. The minimum requirements for service mark certification will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

March 01, 2008, at 07:56 PM PST by jlt -
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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license / open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

February 25, 2008, at 07:48 PM PST by jlt - re-word
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to comply with specified mediation policies.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to create mediation policies which comply with the OSPA.

February 19, 2008, at 07:06 PM PST by jlt - mediation policy addition
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry for sharing metered access keys.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry to comply with specified mediation policies.

February 18, 2008, at 11:28 AM PST by jlt - added link
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The OSPA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. These specifications will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

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The OSPA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. These specifications will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

February 18, 2008, at 11:26 AM PST by jlt - added QoS requirements
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The OSPA specifies and establishes objective measures for the quality of service offered by ISPs and network operators. Broadband and Transit ISPs will be required to meet specific quality metrics in order to use the InterStreamSM mark for their product and service designations. Transit suppliers must offer less than an association specified packet loss for sustained and burstable bandwidth on their network. Broadband providers must offer ISTP service below an association specified stream blocking probability. These specifications will be determined by the InterStream Oversight Board (IOB).

February 15, 2008, at 08:13 PM PST by jlt -
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The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

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The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access via settlement free interconnect to their network.

February 15, 2008, at 08:02 PM PST by jlt - typo
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry for metered access sharing keys.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry for sharing metered access keys.

February 15, 2008, at 08:02 PM PST by jlt - added metered
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry for sharing keys.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry for metered access sharing keys.

February 06, 2008, at 05:41 AM PST by jlt - added 1+
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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1 network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1+ network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 31, 2008, at 01:11 PM PST by jlt - added InterStream Tier 1
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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid and transform themselves into an InterStream Tier 1 network will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 29, 2008, at 08:38 AM PST by jlt - changed first point
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment and a common registry. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement. Network operators use an embedded ISTK management systems within their network equipment and a common registry for sharing keys.

January 29, 2008, at 08:32 AM PST by jlt - added link
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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

January 28, 2008, at 11:19 AM PST by jlt - restored
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid --by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment and a common registry. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.--

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA --and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.--

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. --Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.--

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. -- Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.--

The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. --Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.--

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment and a common registry. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

January 28, 2008, at 11:17 AM PST by jlt - formatting
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment and a common registry. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid --by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment and a common registry. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.--

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA --and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.--

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. --Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.--

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. -- Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.--

The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. --Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.--

January 28, 2008, at 11:13 AM PST by jlt - added headings
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment and a common registry. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment and a common registry. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

January 28, 2008, at 10:44 AM PST by jlt - bolded, italicized
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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 28, 2008, at 10:35 AM PST by jlt - added link
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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 28, 2008, at 10:31 AM PST by jlt - 1 -> 1+
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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1+ ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 28, 2008, at 08:30 AM PST by jlt - added registry
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment and a common registry. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

January 28, 2008, at 08:26 AM PST by jlt - more specific
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using an escrow service. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using embedded escrow management systems within their network equipment. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

January 28, 2008, at 08:23 AM PST by jlt - technically, we're not doing key escrow -- requires too much trust
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) using an escrow service. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

January 28, 2008, at 08:15 AM PST by jlt - typo
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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or full become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or fully become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 28, 2008, at 08:15 AM PST by jlt - tweaked Tier 1
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks and others to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status or full become a Tier 1. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 28, 2008, at 08:03 AM PST by jlt - normalized links
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

January 28, 2008, at 07:57 AM PST by jlt - bolded
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The Media Grid's Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA)

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The Media Grid's Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA)

January 27, 2008, at 04:50 PM PST by jlt - added links
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

January 27, 2008, at 03:09 PM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

January 27, 2008, at 02:43 PM PST by jlt - link correction
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The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

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The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

January 27, 2008, at 01:41 PM PST by jlt - more links
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The OSPA uses rack rate pricing to adhere to common carriage principles . Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

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The OSPA uses "rack rate pricing" to insure adherence to common carriage principles. Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

January 27, 2008, at 01:18 PM PST by jlt - made it parallel with other points.
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Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

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The OSPA uses rack rate pricing to adhere to common carriage principles . Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

January 27, 2008, at 01:11 PM PST by jlt - added common carriage link
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Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

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Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

January 27, 2008, at 01:09 PM PST by jlt - may -> must
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Broadband, or "last mile", who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, may set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

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Broadband, or "last mile" networks, who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, must set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

January 27, 2008, at 12:58 PM PST by jlt - added links, described how loophole can be plugged
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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Broadband, or "last mile", who are signatories under the OSPA but not peered with a Tier 1 network, may set a "rack rate" price for their premium bandwidth services. Since these parties are not peered with a Tier 1, they would become isolated "islands" on the Internet unless they provide common carriage access to their network.

January 27, 2008, at 10:38 AM PST by scott -
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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

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The Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 10:37 AM PST by scott -
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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their own network will have access to premium services from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 network who participates in the media grid will have access to "unlocked" bottlenecks from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 10:33 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

January 27, 2008, at 10:32 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to build the InterStream Media Grid by sharing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their own network will have access to premium services from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their own network will have access to premium services from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 10:29 AM PST by scott -
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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their own network will have access to premium services from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 10:28 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to provide differentiated services in exchange for escrowing ISTKs.

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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to create differentiated services in exchange for becoming part of the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 10:27 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in exchange for escrowing ISTKs.

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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in order to provide differentiated services in exchange for escrowing ISTKs.

January 27, 2008, at 10:18 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at network bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

January 27, 2008, at 10:16 AM PST by scott -
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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

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The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that are signatories to the OSPA and therefore share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 10:15 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements and agreeing to escrow ISTKs.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

January 27, 2008, at 10:14 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements and agreeing to escrow ISTKs.

The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 10:11 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Non Tier 1 networks may participate in the media grid employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

January 27, 2008, at 10:09 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements. The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that share ISTKs.

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in exchange for escrowing ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that share ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in exchange for escrowing ISTKs.

January 27, 2008, at 10:09 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries in exchange for escrowing ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. Signatories to the OSPA can leverage and enhance media grid source code and binaries in exchange for escrowing ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 10:02 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status. Other parties may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status. Other parties may form their own business relationships with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 27, 2008, at 10:00 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements. The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that share ISTKs.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) defines a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements. The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that share ISTKs.

January 27, 2008, at 10:00 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements. The InterStream Media Grid is created by networks that share ISTKs.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements. The InterStream Media Grid is the aggregate of networks that share ISTKs.

January 27, 2008, at 09:59 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements. The InterStream Media Grid is created by networks that share ISTKs.

January 27, 2008, at 09:56 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries by escrowing ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status. Other parties may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries in exchange for escrowing ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status. Other parties may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 27, 2008, at 09:55 AM PST by scott -
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ISTP has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement between ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status. Other parties may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The OSPA has been created to define a new type of business relationship between wholesale (transit) ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status. Other parties may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 27, 2008, at 09:50 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs are delivered to bottlenecks to ensure sufficient bandwidth for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs "unlock" bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient capacity for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

January 27, 2008, at 09:48 AM PST by scott -
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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs are shared by participants in the media grid to ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) is a reciprocal and transitive agreement for Tier 1 networks to share to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs are delivered to bottlenecks to ensure sufficient bandwidth for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

January 27, 2008, at 09:44 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries by escrowing ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 09:41 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other ISP - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other network - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 09:40 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries to participate in the media grid by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other ISP - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other ISP - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 09:38 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries to participate in the media grid by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other ISP - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license/open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries to participate in the media grid by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other ISP - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 09:38 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. The OSPA enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to participate in the media grid by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other ISP - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participate in the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. The OSPA allows for participants in the media grid to freely use source code and binaries to participate in the media grid by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other ISP - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participates in the media grid.

January 27, 2008, at 09:35 AM PST by scott -
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The OSPA employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. The OSPA enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to participate in the media grid by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who participate in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs who also participate in the media grid.

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The OSPA employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. The OSPA enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to participate in the media grid by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. By definition, any Tier 1 ISP who participates in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from any other ISP - peers or downstream ISPs - who also participate in the media grid.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs are shared by participants in the media grid to ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs are shared by participants in the media grid to ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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ISTP has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement between ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retaining their existing Tier 1 status. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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ISTP has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement between ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share ISTKs and retain their existing Tier 1 status. Other parties may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks will use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Mode. ISTKs are shared by participants in the media grid to ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Model. ISTKs are shared by participants in the media grid to ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs are provided by participants in the media grid to peers and transit partners to ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) via a Key Escrow Mode. ISTKs are shared by participants in the media grid to ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreements.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs and other parties that participate in the Media Grid to employ InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs are provided by participants in the media grid to bottlenecks in a network to enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs are provided by participants in the media grid to peers and transit partners to ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) enables Tier 1 networks to engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs). ISTKs are provided by participants in the media grid to bottlenecks in a network to enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs and other parties that participate in the Media Grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs and other parties that participate in the Media Grid to employ InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs and other parties that participate in the Media Grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs and other parties that participate in the Media Grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other networks may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other parties may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the Media Grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs and other parties that participate in the Media Grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the Media Grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the Media Grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the Media Grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure, the 'Media Grid.'

A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other networks may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming.

As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other networks may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who participate in the media grid. Other networks may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who also participate in the media grid. Other networks may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who participate in the media grid. Individual parties may also employ ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who participate in the media grid. Other networks may employ ISTKs via business relationships such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the media grid. Individual parties may also employ ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement by employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from peers and transit partners who participate in the media grid. Individual parties may also employ ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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ISTP has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement between ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid gain an advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retain Tier 1 status on the media grid. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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ISTP has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement between ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid will gain an "early-mover" advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retaining their existing Tier 1 status. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The Media Grid's Open Source Peering Agreement

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The Media Grid's Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA)

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the media grid. Individual parties may also employ ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of the Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the media grid. Individual parties may also employ ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the media grid. Individual parties may also ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the media grid. Individual parties may also employ ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that reserve bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient bandwidth for high-quality streaming. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the media grid. Individual parties may also ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that ensure sufficient bandwidth at bottlenecks for high-quality streaming. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the media grid. Individual parties may also ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that reserve bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient bandwidth for high-quality streaming. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that reserve bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient bandwidth for high-quality streaming. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement employing ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the media grid. Individual parties may also ISTKs under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure, the 'Media Grid.' InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) are securely provided to ISPs that participate in the grid, who, in turn, provide the ISTKs to bottleneck on the media grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to transit keys. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure, the 'Media Grid.'

A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties that participate in the media grid to have access to InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs), that reserve bandwidth at bottlenecks to ensure sufficient bandwidth for high-quality streaming. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure, the 'media grid.' InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) are securely provided to sending systems on the grid, that, in turn, provide the ISTKs to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure, the 'Media Grid.' InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) are securely provided to ISPs that participate in the grid, who, in turn, provide the ISTKs to bottleneck on the media grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes an end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) are securely provided to sending systems on the grid, that, in turn, provide the ISTKs to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure, the 'media grid.' InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) are securely provided to sending systems on the grid, that, in turn, provide the ISTKs to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

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ISTP has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement between Internet Service Providers. Therefore, Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate gain an advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retain Tier 1 status on the media grid. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the Open Source Peering Agreement to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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ISTP has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement between ISPs. Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate in the media grid gain an advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retain Tier 1 status on the media grid. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the OSPA to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to transit keys. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement, Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. OSPA enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to participate in the media grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who participate in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs who also participate in the media grid.

InterStream Transit Protocol has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement amongst Internet Service Providers. Therefore, Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate gain an advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retain Tier 1 status on the media grid. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the Open Source Peering Agreement to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to transit keys. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA), Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement.

The OSPA employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. The OSPA enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to participate in the media grid by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who participate in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs who also participate in the media grid.

ISTP has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement between Internet Service Providers. Therefore, Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate gain an advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retain Tier 1 status on the media grid. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the Open Source Peering Agreement to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement (OSPA) employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. OSPA enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to participate in the media grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who participate in the media grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs who also participate in the media grid.

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''' The Open Source Peering Agreement employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering.''' It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

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The Open Source Peering Agreement employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering. It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to transit keys. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement, Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement. The Open Source Peering Agreement allows uses a GPL open source licensing approach to peering. It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

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A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to transit keys. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement, Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement. ''' The Open Source Peering Agreement employs a general public license (GPL) open source approach to peering.''' It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes an end-to-end connection across the media gridhttp://interstream.com/PmWiKi/pmwiki.php?n=InterStream.MediaGrid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes an end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys (ISTKs) are securely provided to sending systems on the grid, that, in turn, provide the ISTKs to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes an end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes an end-to-end connection across the media gridhttp://interstream.com/PmWiKi/pmwiki.php?n=InterStream.MediaGrid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

January 27, 2008, at 08:34 AM PST by scott -
January 27, 2008, at 08:34 AM PST by scott -
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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes an end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes an end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

January 27, 2008, at 08:33 AM PST by scott -
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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes and end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. These transit keys are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to transit keys. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement, Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement. The Open Source Peering Agreement allows uses a GPL open source licensing approach to peering. It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

InterStream Transit Protocol has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement amongst Internet Service Providers. Therefore, Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate gain an advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retain Tier 1 status on the media grid. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the Open Source Peering Agreement to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes an end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to transit keys. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement, Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement. The Open Source Peering Agreement allows uses a GPL open source licensing approach to peering. It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

InterStream Transit Protocol has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement amongst Internet Service Providers. Therefore, Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate gain an advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retain Tier 1 status on the media grid. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the Open Source Peering Agreement to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 25, 2008, at 01:16 PM PST by jlt - added heading
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The Media Grid's Open Source Peering Agreement

January 25, 2008, at 01:13 PM PST by jlt - changes to transit keys & added peering agreement (OSPA)
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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes and end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. The ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to ISTKs. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement, Tier 1 ISPs may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the ISTK escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement. The Open Source Peering Agreement allows uses a GPL open source licensing approach to peering. It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes and end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. These transit keys are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to transit keys. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement, Tier 1 networks may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the keys which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the Key escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement. The Open Source Peering Agreement allows uses a GPL open source licensing approach to peering. It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

InterStream Transit Protocol has been defined to create a new wholesale arrangement amongst Internet Service Providers. Therefore, Tier 1 ISPs who initially participate gain an advantage by having the ability to share keys, and in effect retain Tier 1 status on the media grid. Other ISPs may form their own business relationship with these ISPs to connect their networks. In addition, any network may use the Open Source Peering Agreement to establish premium services on their network. These other networks use nuMetra's management portal to assign access rights to outside parties for premium services on their network. The backbone "Tier 1" network for the media grid offers transitive service in that a Tier 1 ISP offering service will have access to premium service on all peered networks.

January 24, 2008, at 05:02 PM PST by jlt - changed to "network"
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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes and end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. The ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the grid.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes and end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. The ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the network.

January 24, 2008, at 05:00 PM PST by jlt - Added Peering Concepts
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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes and end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. The ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the grid.

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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes and end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. The ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the grid.

A key escrow system provided by nuMetra allows ISPs or other parties to have access to ISTKs. As part of an Open Source Peering Agreement, Tier 1 ISPs may engage in a reciprocal and transitive agreement using the ISTKs which enable them to receive premium bandwidth services from all of their peers and transit partners participating in the grid. Individual parties may also use the ISTK escrow system under a defined business relationship such as a peering or IP transit agreement. The Open Source Peering Agreement allows uses a GPL open source licensing approach to peering. It enables peers to freely use media grid source code and binaries to implement the grid as long as they adhere to the terms of the license by engaging in a reciprocal agreement to escrow ISTKs. In other words, Tier 1 ISPs who use the grid within their networks will have access to premium services from all of their peers and any downstream ISPs also using the grid.

January 24, 2008, at 04:48 PM PST by jlt - initial edit
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The InterStream Transit Protocol, ISTP establishes and end-to-end connection across the media grid to form a resilient high-quality streaming infrastructure. InterStream Transit Keys, or ISTKs, are securely provided to sending systems on the grid. The ISTKs are then provided to bottleneck points on the grid to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is provided end-to-end across the grid.

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