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Nashville Internet Exchange Point: So what's the big deal

Posted By : Jim Peace
Jun 24 2016
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Nashville Internet Exchange Point: So what's the big deal
Allows participants to get bandwidth at little or no cost Facilitates  peering of traffic between participants Share with peers Get better performance Be directly connected to content providers and regional/national networks Internet backbone managed by combination of public peering at the IXPs (Network Access Points) and private peering  IXP is physical combination of switches and routers Public junction point provides on-ramp to the Internet and location for carriers to exchange traffic  Public Peering At exchange points major carriers accept traffic from each other and carry each other’s packets to destination point without charge Arrangements can be bilateral and multilateral depending on size and specific need Private Peering Agreements between carriers in locations where 2 or more carriers have switching points in close proximity      

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