Webinar: NNENIX - An Internet Exchange for Maine and Northern New England

MTUG Events

Wed., Apr. 12, 2017, 11:00 AM to Noon


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Join MTUG online for a discussion of the role of Internet Exchanges, and how organizations can benefit by either directly connecting to NNENIX or NNENIX-affiliated member ISPs.

NNENIX -- Northern New England Neutral Internet Exchange -- is a new, non-profit Internet Exchange (IX) specifically for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

  • Why does Maine have the lowest average peak Internet connection speeds in the entire United States, according to statistics from Akamai's State of the Internet report? 
  • Why does Internet traffic within Maine often have to "boomerang" out to New York, Boston, or Chicago to get across town? 
  • What are some of the factors behind the high wholesale and retail per-megabit costs for Internet services in Maine? 

This webinar will address these questions and more, and reveal why Internet Exchanges are vital to the functioning of the modern Internet.

Longtime Internet-development veterans Jim Troutman and Jeff Letourneau -- along with Jeff McCarthy of Maine Fibery Company -- are the founders of the new, local, not-for-profit Northern New England Neutral Internet Exchange (NNENIX, pronounced "nee-nicks").

The purpose of NNENIX is to improve the overall speed, quality and resiliency of the Internet experience, while reducing Internet bandwidth costs for its members and for Northern New England as whole.

Come learn how your organization can benefit by either directly connecting to NNENIX as a member (in Portland now, Bangor soon, NH & VT planned), or by being the customer of a local NNENIX-member Internet Service Provider.


Jim Troutman

Independent consultant providing network engineering for many regional ISPs)

Jeff Letourneau

Director at Networkmaine

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(All presenter content is posted "as-is" and does not reflect the opinions of or any endorsement by MTUG, its board members, or constituents.)

NNENIX- 2017-04-12 -- Slides