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Making the most of your IX experience

Obviously, we have a vested interest in you making the most of your IX experience. Better traffic flow at a lower cost is better for everybody. We’ve linked to pages on local pref and MED in the past, but we thought we’d come up with our own post, even if the information is largely recycled. […]

Chicago Colo update

You may have seen our Chicago colo post ( https://www.midwest-ix.com/blog/?p=155 ). Here are some revised prices, based on the increasing scarcity of power in the facility. 1/2 cabinet, 1.5 kw $1,600 10u, 5a, $1,200 4u, 2a, $500 2u, 1a, $300 1u, 0.5a, $175 * Additional 0.5a is $75 each.

Speedtest.net Updates – June 2017

I know I said I’d be doing this monthly and that I haven’t. Quite a few things are more important than doing blog posts about speedtest.net tests, so the post has been delayed.  🙂 For all time as of this evening, our fastest download was from Indiana University at 934,629 kilobits/s, while our fastest upload […]

Peering Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Different

There was some commentary at the end of yesterday’s CHI-NOG (Chicago Network Operators Group) meeting that to quote an attendee outside of the peering community, “was a huge disservice to attendees that didn’t know any better”. The commentary was that “peering is dead” and that fostering ecosystems and interconnection is where we are and should […]

St. Louis Moving Bits

Where are we? Our St. Louis Internet exchange in the Netrality facilities at 210 N. Tucker and 900 Walnut has been moving non-negligible bits for under three weeks. We’re doing great compared to our Indianapolis exchange’s launch, so we have high hopes for the St. Louis market. We’re already peaking at over 850 megabit/s. What […]

Speedtest.net in Indy

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 […]

New IX signup Special!

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 […]

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

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 […]

July 2016 update on the St Louis Regional Internet Exchange (STL-RIX)

Here’s an update from our partners in St. Louis. ===== Dear Friends of STL-RIX, Hi! You’re receiving this message because you’ve expressed interest in the ongoing effort to establish an Internet exchange point (IXP) in St Louis. It’s been a long time since our last update because we were waiting for the sale of the […]

Update on St. Louis

Here is an update sent out by our local partner in St. Louis, Loop Media Hub. We thought it appropriate to pass it along so that our followers know what’s going on as well. Our hope is to resume negotiations with the building owners in the second half of April. Dear Friends of STL-RIX, Hi! […]

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