Bandwidth Savings

Mike Hammett nanog at
Thu Jan 12 13:38:22 UTC 2017

I remember there were a couple different owners down there, but Columbus swallowed them up, then C&W got Columbus then Liberty got C&W. 

Not knowing the international cable market, is this like AT&T, Comcast or Verizon (the largest US last mile operators) being your only option? 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

The Brothers WISP 

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

From: "Eric Kuhnke" <eric.kuhnke at> 
To: "nanog at list" <nanog at> 
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:23:58 PM 
Subject: Re: Bandwidth Savings 

The challenges are almost certainly economics related, at the lack of 
competition and high costs for layer 1/2 transport from his Caribbean 
island to Miami. Via whatever submarine cables exist that are controlled by 
larger ILEC type entities/telcos. Or satellite (whether geostationary 
transponder capacity or o3b). 

Depending on what island we're talking about, the $$$$$/month for a single 
1GbE or 10GbE layer 2 transport service from $ISLAND to Miami will be very 
high compared to what a network operator in the US 48 states is accustomed 
to paying. 

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Richard Hicks <richard.hicks at> 

> I don't know the the Caribbean Internet Exchanges market. Are any worth 
> peering at versus buying additional L2 bandwidth to Miami? 
> Rick 
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:08 PM, Keenan Singh <keenansingh at> 
> wrote: 
> > 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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