Puerto Rico Internet Exchange

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Wed Jul 25 17:45:10 UTC 2018


> On Jun 5, 2018, at 11:47 AM, Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at akcin.net> wrote:
> 
> thank you very much to so many people who have reached out providing leads
> , made introductions and followed up offering help.
> 
> I wanted to update the list with the progress we have made so far.
> 
> 1) We've identified several datacenter facilities where networks are
> commonly present and diverse from each other with some additional network
> assets. We will soon be touring these facilities.
> 2) We've talked to backbone and transit providers and got incredible deals
> for this market & caribbean
> 3) We've engaged few "core" Content networks and asked them to join our
> initiative (Great interest here but we need more.)
> 4) Last but not least, we need some people on the island for bootstrapping
> and ongoing support of the IX and the members (this is a challenge, I will
> personally work on resolving by spending 2 weeks in August in Puerto Rico
> both searching & interviewing candidates.
> 5) We were offered some hardware donations but they are fairly old

PCH is always willing to donate new equipment to support any IXP.  We’re generally giving out 100G-capable switches for IXPs now.

                                -Bill

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