Northern New England Neutral Internet Exchange
NNENIX (say "nee-nicks") is a new, non-profit Internet Exchange (IX) specifically for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
NNENIX is the network fabric and physical location where Internet network operators and enterprises can come together to peer, or pass Internet traffic between each other's networks in a more optimized way.
NNENIX is not an Internet Service Provider (ISP). It is a connectivity resource for ISPs, content providers, government, education, healthcare, and commercial enterprise networks. To participate, you must operate an Autonomous System and use the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing protocol on your network.
NNENIX will help provide the "critical mass" needed to attract major Internet carriers and content distribution networks to connect to the Northern New England market. NNENIX will have the long-term effect of improving overall Internet speeds, reducing Internet bandwidth costs, and increasing the reliability and resiliency of the Internet for our members, and for the general public in all of Northern New England.
NNENIX is incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Maine and has applied for IRS 501(c)3 status. We expect to be fully operational and passing traffic between the members in April of 2017, starting at our first location in Portland, Maine.
Take a look at our two page promotional handout for interested potential members.
Brief presentation about NNENIX for Maine Fiber Company's User Group meeting on 4/6/2017.
We were pleased to present a webinar to MTUG with general educational content about the Internet and NNENIX on 4/12/2017.
Our PeeringDB entry is here.
Peering at NNENIX will reduce network latency and increase overall speeds by avoiding the need to route traffic via Boston, New York, or elsewhere. It can also reduce your total network costs and provides other important benefits.