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Boardwatch Magazine article (August 1997) on the development of the Internet's backbone infrastructure from its origin to the present. Includes information on the National Science Foundation's original thirteen sites, backbone upgrades by MCI, and the current state of the Internet's Network Access Points.
Bell Atlantic's ATM LAN Office Backbone
This page has the technical requirements for an ATM LAN Office backbone.
FAQ about MBONE
Provides information on Multicast Backbone (MBONE).
Fortify Your Backbone
InfoWorld feature story (May 1998) that explores alternatives for improving backbone performance.
LAN Backbone Switching
White paper that describes the use of switching technology to address congestion on a network backbone.
Real backbone in use
This page shows the backbone for SUNYNet. There's a graphic of the backbone, along with a description of the network.
Requirements of backbones
This short article about the requirements of backbones is from the Newmind company home page. Newmind specializes in creating networks.
Russ Haynal's ISP Page
Contains resources that "every ISP employee should know about the Internet." Includes links to backbone maps, global interconnection points, Internet architecture data, etc.
What are the backbone networks
This description of backbone networks comes from a FAQ about the Internet.