Architectural Solutions to Internet Congestion Based On SS7 and Intelligent Network Capabilities

Paul Ferguson wrote:

The operative concept in this paper is 'telephone networks'.

Yup, "off-loading internet traffic from the PSTN onto data networks." Items of
interest include section 3.6 'ISP Issues', technical issues such as tunneling,
and strategic issues such as SS7 and TCP/IP. If you don't operate a network
that interfaces w/ the PSTN then you may want to skip this.