Puerto Rico Internet Exchange
mehmet at akcin.net
Sun Sep 16 19:51:05 UTC 2018
Thank you very much everyone for so many private and public responses.
We've setup a smaller and focused discussion group for the parties
interested in discussing Puerto Rico Internet Exchange Project. You can
subscribe here https://groups.google.com/a/puertorico-ix.com . I have
received some tremendous private support to proceed with this project and
we will do so, trying our best.
On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 12:29 AM Frank Habicht <geier at geier.ne.tz> wrote:
> On 14/09/2018 16:08, Sander Steffann wrote:
> >> In general an IX only makes sense when there are local resources to
> >> exchange. It doesn’t seem like PR has a lot of, if any, content
> >> providers of its own, so most consumer content is coming from
> >> offshore anyway.
> > This can also work the other way: once there is a local IXP, it can
> > open opportunities for local content providers.
> > Cheers, Sander
> I'd also think that if there is sufficient local motivation, the local
> guys should get something started for their own purposes.
> And that would maybe not immediately include "big content", but it would
> keep their own domestic traffic local. So even if it's not lots of
> Gigabits immediately, even if the latency "penalty" without local
> peering isn't that big, it would still cost them something to pass
> traffic through the water, and a local IXP should be cheaper if run with
> low overhead...
> Establishing an "aggregation point" would be the first step, and then
> outsiders can see what's possible there.
> not knowing much about the specific environment
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