1. Where do SBC, Yahoo, Time Warner, and other Tier 1 Serivce Providers get there internet from?

2. If there all directly connected through some kind of worldwide WAN, or w/e, why can anyone who is living on the area where the Line passes through, just recieve it,?

3. How much does it cost to have a High Speed ISP off of Tier 1 belong to? and who does it belong too?

4. Im soo interested, i dont know why, like lets say, aol, where do they get there internet connection from, how bout the people they get there connection from, and so on. Im a kinda newbie on Internet connections, and just wonderin, please dont give me a hard time(past experinces at WHT)