Tier 1 or Tier 2 – Does it matter when choosing an Internet Provider?

What should you consider when choosing a quality Internet Provider? High speed is key, but Grant Kirkwood, CTO of Mzima Networks suggests a few more important factors to consider – the provider’s access to content and the quickest route. How close is your internet provider to the content you want to download? Kirkwood in a recent article examines the differences between Tier 1 and Tier 2 Internet backbone providers to explain how an IP provider’s proximity to content and applications makes a huge difference in the overall user experience.