COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio IX, a new Internet Exchange in Ohio, today announced that IP services are now traversing the exchange. Ohio IX is expected to enhance the innovation already taking place in Columbus, Ohio.
The Exchange launched with an infrastructure capable of 960 Gbps of switch capacity, initially equipped for 320 Gbps of traffic between its members. The Exchange creates the largest single point for carrier neutral network connectivity at the heart of Ohio.
"There has been a lot of excitement about what this Internet Exchange means locally," says Doug Payauys, Board Vice Chairman at Ohio IX. Payauys added, "To have a place where telecom and data companies, content providers, educational institutions and enterprise businesses can all come together and exchange internet traffic, vastly improving network performance and pricing, is something special to have in a local market. This type of arrangement drives business growth and makes the local region even more attractive for continued development."
Ohio IX is located inside of Cologix, one of the largest carrier hotels and data centers in the Midwest. With over 50 telecom and data carriers sitting inside of Cologix, the options for growth at Ohio IX are massive. "We hope to attract large content providers to the Exchange, creating faster access speeds for local users than ever before," stated Tim Berelsman, Board Chairman at Ohio IX. "The exchange also creates an infrastructure for carriers to pass their data from network to network, ultimately lowering costs while decreasing network congestion," concluded Tim.
With Internet traffic expected to more than double in 2017, spurred by the proliferation of devices and big data, Internet Exchanges such as Ohio IX will be a critical part of communication infrastructure around the world.
For more information, visit www.ohioix.net
About Ohio IX
Ohio IX is an Internet exchange (IX), also known as an Internet exchange point (IXP) or peering point that allows Internet transport carriers, Internet service providers (ISPs), broadband access providers, mobile operators, content providers, and other significant Internet users to exchange Internet traffic efficiently and inexpensively.
To learn more or to become a member of Ohio IX, visit www.ohioix.net.
About Columbus, OH
Columbus, Ohio is the capital of Ohio located in the center of the state. Columbus provides less than 6 hours travel time by ground to more of the US population than any other major city. This accessible location provides a natural corridor for the next generation, high capacity infrastructure needed to power America's broadband.
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