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network access points

Definition/Scope: A public network exchange facility where Internet Service Providers can connect with one another in peering arrangements. NAPs are a key component of the Internet backbone because the connections within them determine how traffic is routed. They are also the points of most Internet congestion.



Acronym:

NAP

Related Terms:

internet service providers
network service providers


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