A physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) , International Internet Gateway (IIG) and business, universities exchange Internet traffic between their networks to keep local Richmond traffic local. Reduces the portion of an ISP or business, universities traffic which must be delivered via their upstream transit providers.
Members can connect to ICONIX using one of more physical connections and reach many other peers on the peering fabric, thus optimizing the cost per peer when exchanging traffic between different local networks. Ports available are 100M, 1G, 5G, 10G and 100G for traffic exchange.
Bandwidth requirements for services like video, gaming, cloud, or voice over IP grow continuously, and every millisecond, if not nanosecond, is important; peering provides for the lowest latency path and therefore greatly enhances the end-user Internet experience.