Northern New England Neutral Internet Exchange


Benefits of participating in NNENIX

Direct Peering

NNENIX participants are able to exchange traffic with each other directly across the exchange fabric switches.  Avoiding Boston, New York, or Chicago will decrease round trip packet latency.

Access will be available as single or multiple Ethernet ports (LAG bundles supported) at 1 GigE and 10 GigE speeds.

NNENIX also offers an intra-member private VLAN service, to support private peering or transit purchases..

Route Server

Like most exchanges, we operate redundant BGP route servers, to facilitate configuration and maintenance of the peering connections as we add more members.

Content Caching Servers

High-capacity access to redundant content caching servers hosted at UMaine are available to all NNENIX members. UMaine currently has content cache servers provided by:

  • Netflix 
  • Akamai
  • Google

When traffic levels justify it, NNENIX will be provided its own caching servers to locate directly in the IX.


Additional services will be on-line soon after the IX is passing packets.  We plan on the following: