Puerto Rico Internet Exchange

Arturo Servin arturo.servin at gmail.com
Sun Aug 13 17:54:10 UTC 2017

What about the PRBI project for an IXP?

I think that is working, possibly it just need a hand. If possible, I would
like to put my effort in something that is working and improve it rather
than start something else from scratch.


On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 at 14:15 Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:

> Reach out to Gino Villarini at Aeronet.
> -----
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> Midwest Internet Exchange
> The Brothers WISP
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mehmet Akcin" <mehmet at akcin.net>
> To: "nanog" <nanog at nanog.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 6:27:57 AM
> Subject: Puerto Rico Internet Exchange
> Hey there!
> ... ok this time I am not going to call it PRIX ;) well name doesn't matter
> really. Nearly 13 years ago I have attempted to start Puerto rico Internet
> exchange in San Juan. I have lived there over 5 years and i just wanted to
> really watch videos faster. The project somewhat died when i moved to LA
> but now there are few interested party to start an internet exchange in
> Puerto rico. The jsland historically had one of the slowest
> broadband/internet services which seemed to have improved in recent years
> however as of 2017 there still is not an IX in Puerto rico.
> We , 3-4 internet engineers (on island and remote) , want to look into
> relaunch of this IX and hopefully find a way to keep local traffic
> exchanged at high speeds and low cost. We need expertise, and people who
> want to help any way they can.
> We are trying to make this IX a not-for-profit one and we are looking at
> opeeating models to adapt which has worked incredibly well like Seattle IX.
> We are hoping the relaunch to happen sometime in 2018. Thanks in advance
> hope to share more info and traffic data sometime , soon. Watch this space!
> Mehmet

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