MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst growing membership and a clear shift of traffic closer to Internet users in the Upper Midwest, the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE) announced that traffic on its exchange has eclipsed the 100Gbps mark for the first time, solidifying MICE as a leading independent Internet exchange in the United States.
"Passing the 100Gbps mark is very gratifying to the MICE Board and the entire user group," explains Jay Hanke, chief technology officer for Neutral Path Communications and board member for MICE. "Over the last three years, MICE traffic has grown five times faster than the overall Internet by bringing together some of the largest content providers in the world with the regional ISP community. Our growth is a testament to the work of the MICE community and the natural pull of traffic away from Chicago and closer to end users."
"MICE has established itself as a shining model for new exchanges, showing how an independent, member-run Internet exchange can flourish," says Graham Williams, chief operating officer, Cologix. "MICE members benefit by optimizing network performance and costs and those benefits flow through to the broader community of residential and commercial Internet users. Cologix is proud of its partnership with MICE and the great economic development story it is creating for the entire region around Minneapolis."
MICE partners with Cologix to colocate its core node in the 511 11th Building, Minneapolis' carrier hotel. Networks interested in connecting to MICE can see the existing members and find more information at www.micemn.net.
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