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1 Petabit per second optical fiber

A coupler created by Macquarie University in Australia, combined with a fibre fabricated by Hokkaido University and equipment maker Fujikura, and a transmission system developed by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan, has led to transmission speeds in excess of 1 petabit. The new four-core, three-mode fibre was touted as being […]

Direct link to our Indy Speedtest Server

If you are an IX client and are looking for a faster way to connect to a local SpeedTest server here is a faster way. http://midwest-ix.speedtest.net

MidWest-IX completes Phase 1 Capacity Upgrade for Indianapolis

MidWest-IX has completed several recent capacity upgrades on our Indianapolis fabric. We have upgraded the capacity between 733 and 401 north Shadeland to 40 gigs of capacity. We have upgraded switch interconnects at 733 to 40 gig. Switch uplinks at 401 Shadeland have been upgraded to 20 gig. A switch upgrade inside 365 Data Centers at […]

St. Louis Event August 15th

Register and Information http://go.netrality.com/peering-at-peering

PeeringDB entry for Cleveland

Our Peering DB for Cleveland is now live. https://www.peeringdb.com/ix/2286

What do route servers do?

Transparency Route Servers, unlike regular BGP routers, provide transparency features to facilitate optimal path selection in Internet Exchange infrastructure. FD-IX Route Servers provide the following: 1) AS path transparency by hiding its own ASN. This shortens AS path by one hop and avoids the need for direct peering with other customers on our fabric. There may […]

FD-IX expanding to Cleveland

MidWest-IX/FD-IX is in the process of bringing on a new node in Cleveland, Ohio.  Look for more updates shortly. 

Member Spotlight: PDS Connect

PDS Connect is a locally owned full-service internet provider and IT consulting company located in Mooresville, Indiana. We care most about providing the best service and customer satisfaction, which sets us apart from other internet and phone companies. Our primary services are Fixed Wireless Broadband, Fiber-Based Internet, Server Co-Location, Data Center Services, and Wireless LAN/WAN […]

Make sure you are subscribed to our mailing list

MidWest-IX/FD-IX  has two e-mail mailing lists for each of our markets. The first one is our announcements list. We post any relevant maintenance, updates, new members, and relevant news to this list. The second is our tech mailing list.  We periodically post tech tidbits and other relevant tech topics to help our members get the […]

MidWest-IX/FD-IX announces our newest member DiviNetworks

We are please to announce the newest member of our Indianapolis fabric. The following is a little about DiviNetworks from them.   DiviNetworks is now offering a new and interesting way for any ISP to generate additional revenue from its existing infrastructure without any investment. This is achieved by securely sharing your IPv4 address space […]

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