Puerto Rico Internet Exchange
hannigan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 13 22:04:38 UTC 2017
Good call. I believe the funds are coming from the USF? (Mike Hammet knows
more about this than me). I had conversations with multiple congressional
staffers about using USF funds for IXP development. They're in for good
projects. The USG and US congress is more than willing to fund IXPs using
USF funds. Commercial or otherwise, depending on the bnenefits and commits.
I agree, it would be a good vector to work an improved IXP with larger
scale support in Puerto Rico, building on the work Mehmet did with
PR^H^HIX-PR. :-) I remember that conversation here vividly. Still requires
a key location e.g. Power + fiber. Where to?
Econmically, PR is long overdue for a neutral IX, locally organized, that
can make an impact.
On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 13:56 Arturo Servin <arturo.servin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > really. Nearly 13 years ago I have attempted to start Puerto rico
> > exchange in San Juan. I have lived there over 5 years and i just wanted
> > 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
> > 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
> > Mehmet
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