Member news: Smithville launches expansion

By jwilson

SHARPSVILLE, IN — A new gigabit era arrived in Tipton and southern parts of Howard counties in August, when Smithville, a national Top 100 Broadband company based in southern Indiana, lit up the first of more than 500 homes with fiber-based internet, according to Darby McCarty, CEO and chairman of Smithville. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, along with…

Facility Spotlight: H5 Cleveland

By jwilson

FD-IX has an on-net Internet Exchange node inside the H5 Datacenter at 1625 Rockwell Ave, Cleveland, OH. Our peering fabric currently has 1 Gig and 10 Gig peering ports available. Higher capacity ports are available at the customer’s request. Our PeeringDB link can be found at https://www.peeringdb.com/ix/2286 You can learn about the facility at:https://h5datacenters.com/cleveland-data-center.html #Cleveland…

Promoting the Use of Internet Exchange Points: A Guide to Policy, Management, and Technical Issues

By jwilson

Summary Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) are vital elements of Internet infrastructure that enable networks to exchange traffic with each other. Multiple Internet service providers (ISPs) can connect at a single IXP, creating the potential for a range of technical and economic benefits for the local Internet community. By keeping local traffic local and avoiding international…

ISPs: How an exchange can benefit you

By jwilson

If you are an Internet service provider who has more than one peer having an IX in your mix can greatly benefit you in several ways. First of all, Justin did an article on Enterprise vs ISP networks. Lots of good context in there. If you are an ISP with multiple backbone providers you should,…

Seeking Automation Contractor

By Mike

We at Fiber Data Internet Exchange have seen a lot of activity in the automation space. Our problem has been that we don’t have time to learn automation to then take a lot of the workload off of our hands. It’s a classic catch-22. We’re now seeking someone familiar with one of the many automation…

Speedtest.net in Indy

By Mike

While performing some troubleshooting with one of our customers, we determined they were using a speedtest.net server that would give sub-optimal results. We worked to put together our own speedtest.net server for the benefit of the networks on our Indianapolis IX. Not only will there now be a speedtest.net server with unrestricted performance to our…

Our St. Louis IX, now complete with launch event!

By Mike

In conjunction with our partners and following up on our success in Indianapolis, we’re pleased to announce the launch event for the St. Louis Regional Internet Exchange (STL-RIX). It will be held Thursday, January 19th, 2017. We expect 20+ networks to join in the first few months, some of which have already started their paperwork…

New IX signup Special!

By Mike

Now through March 19th if you sign up for a port at our St. Louis exchange, we’ll waive the setup fee. You’ll need to supply your own cross connect, but we can get you connected as a part of a “first 60 days” special offer. Available at the Netrality Properties facilities at 210 N. Tucker…

Things are a changing but staying the same

By jwilson

2016 has shown great growth for us here at MidWest-IX. We have brought on new peers such as Netflix, Hurricane Electric, and others.  Currently, we are flowing over 4 gigs of traffic at peaks across the Indianapolis fabric.  This is 4 gigs of lower latent and less congested traffic that would otherwise be transported to…

MidWest-IX announce 40 Gig Upgrades

By jwilson

MidWest Internet Exchange (MidWest-IX), a progressive Internet Exchange (IX), announces several upgrades to our Indianapolis fabric. These upgrades include additional 10 Gigabit ports, as well as 40 gigabit capability. MidWest-IX has installed additional switching upgrades in both 733 Henry and 401 North Shadeland locations. The addition of more ports, especially 40 GIG, allows us to…