Bandwidth Savings

Mike Hammett nanog at
Thu Jan 12 13:35:12 UTC 2017

Peering is great when you can get to the IX inexpensively. I assume that glass that goes underwater has a significant increase in cost and therefore the cost savings of peering would be minuscule in comparison to the cost of the rest of the connectivity. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

The Brothers WISP 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Richard Hicks" <richard.hicks at> 
To: "Keenan Singh" <keenansingh at> 
Cc: nanog at 
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:55:05 PM 
Subject: Re: Bandwidth Savings 

I don't know the the Caribbean Internet Exchanges market. Are any worth 
peering at versus buying additional L2 bandwidth to Miami? 


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:08 PM, Keenan Singh <keenansingh at> 

> Hi Guys 
> We are an ISP in the Caribbean, and are faced with extremely high Bandwidth 
> costs, compared to the US, we currently use Peer App for Caching however 
> with most services now moving to HTTPS the cache is proving to be less and 
> less effective. We are currently looking at any way we can save on 
> Bandwidth or to be more Efficient with the Bandwidth we currently have. We 
> do have a Layer 2 Circuit between the Island and Miami, I am seeing there 
> are WAN Accelerators where they would put a Server on either end and sort 
> of Compress and decompress the Traffic before it goes over the Layer 2, I 
> have never used this before, has any one here used anything like this, what 
> results would I be able to expect for ISP Traffic? 
> If not any ideas on Bandwidth Savings, or being more Efficient with want we 
> currently. 
> Many thanks for any Help 
> Keenan 

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