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[liberationtech] Fwd: Puerto Rico Internet Exchange

Leonardo Maccari leonardo.maccari at
Tue Aug 22 05:26:16 PDT 2017

On 12/08/17 16:53, Yosem Companys wrote:
> From: *Mehmet Akcin* <mehmet at <mailto:mehmet at>>
> Hey there!
> ... ok this time I am not going to call it PRIX ;) well name doesn't
> matter
> really. Nearly 13 years ago I have attempted to start Puerto rico Internet
> exchange in San Juan. I have lived there over 5 years and i just wanted to
> really watch videos faster. The project somewhat died when i moved to LA
> but now there are few interested party to start an internet exchange in
> Puerto rico. The jsland historically had one of the slowest
> broadband/internet services which seemed to have improved in recent years
> however as of 2017 there still is not an IX in Puerto rico.
> We , 3-4 internet engineers (on island and remote) , want to look into
> relaunch of this IX and hopefully find a way to keep local traffic
> exchanged at high speeds and low cost. We need expertise, and people who
> want to help any way they can.
> We are trying to make this IX a not-for-profit one and we are looking at
> opeeating models to adapt which has worked incredibly well like
> Seattle IX.
> We are hoping the relaunch to happen sometime in 2018. Thanks in advance
> hope to share more info and traffic data sometime , soon. Watch this
> space!

Hi Mehmet,

You may be interested to what community networks do, for instance the
B4RN model in Scotland, or the Guifi model.
You can find more details here:
 - (a paper describing the distributed
IX by B4RN)
 - the reports from the netCommons project, especially D1.2 and D1.3
that deal with existent networks and their organization:


> Mehmet

Leonardo Maccari, Assistant Professor @DISI, University of Trento
Tel: +39 0461 285323,, gpg ID: AABE2BD7

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