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Route Optimization: Picking the Best Tube for Your Traffic

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on January 24, 2018

You may have heard the Internet described as “a network of networks”. This is in fact quite accurate. (Or perhaps “a series of tubes”, which, although not entirely inaccurate, is a whole different discussion.)

The routing protocol that allows us to navigate these interconnected networks is known as Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP. In BGP parlance, each of the individual networks that make up the Internet is known as an Autonomous System or AS.

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