09014204 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 743 patents.

The disclosed embodiments include a computer-implemented method for controlling network communications. In one embodiment, the method executes instructions, using a processor, to perform operations comprising: communicating with a first set of network communications devices of a first packet network; receiving and storing in memory network performance information associated with the first set of network communications devices; initiating routines on a second set of network communications devices of a second packet network of a second communications carrier for determining network performance information associated with the second packet network; storing the network performance information associated with the second set of network communications devices; determining an operational status of a network node within the second packet network based on the stored network performance information; and controlling network communications of data packets over node segments of the first packet network and the second packet network based on the stored network performance information.

Title
System and method for managing network communications
Application Number
14/73008
Publication Number
9014204 (B2)
Application Date
November 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 21, 2015
Inventor
Robert J Morrill
Overland Park
KS, US
Michael K Bugenhagen
Overland Park
KS, US
William L Wiley
Overland Park
KS, US
Agent
Swanson & Bratschun L L C
Assignee
CenturyLink Intellectual Property
CO, US
IPC
H04L 12/721
H04L 12/803
H04L 29/08
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