Terminology for Describing Internet Connectivity
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Terminology for Describing Internet Connectivivy' to BCP The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Terminology for Describing Internet Connectivivy ' <draft-klensin-ip-service-terms-05.txt> as a BCP This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is David Kessens. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-klensin-ip-service-terms-05.txt
Technical Summary As the Internet has evolved, many types of arrangements have been advertised and sold as "Internet connectivity". Because these may differ significantly in the capabilities they offer, the range of options, and the lack of any standard terminology, the effort to distinguish between these services has caused considerable consumer confusion. This document provides a list of terms and definitions that may be helpful to providers, consumers, and, potentially, regulators in clarifying the type and character of services being offered. Working Group Summary This document was received as an AD sponsored individual submission. No comments were received during last call. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed by David Kessens for the IESG.