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  • Subject: Internet2 Commercial Peering Service Expands
  • Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:29:04 -0400


Thirteen member organizations now participate in service; Four national
peering points operational

Ann Arbor, Michigan – September 24, 2007 - Internet2 is pleased to announce
that its Commercial Peering (CP) Service has expanded significantly adding
new routes and new connection points to enhance network performance, cost
savings and collaboration opportunities for participating members.

Since its inception in late 2006, the CP service has provided
settlement-free connections between the advanced Internet2 IP Network and
major content and Internet service providers. Thirteen Internet2 Connectors
and members currently participate in the CP service.

Offered to Internet2 members at no additional charge through their existing
connections to the Internet2 IP Network, CP has enabled participants to
realize significant savings in their monthly commercial Internet
expenditures. With over 66,000 routes available through Internet2’s
nationwide peering partnerships, participants are already experiencing peak
traffic volumes of one gigabit per second (Gbps) or more via the CP

The Northern Crossroads (NoX) is a participant and was an early beta tester
of the Internet2 CP Service and, with only a subset of its New England
community participating they are already routing well over 1 Gbps via the
service. As other members subscribe, the NoX anticipates this volume will
increase dramatically, further reducing pressure on the region's shared and
dedicated commodity service links.

According to Leo Donnelly, senior network architect at Harvard University
and NoX, "The new Internet2 Commercial Peering service expands on our own
regional peering efforts and is a welcome and increasingly valuable addition
to the portfolio of services the Northern Crossroads provides to our

Internet2 has expanded the service to encompass four national peering
connections points which include Chicago, Seattle, Palo Alto and its latest
node in New York City which is now operational. To further augment the CP
service’s connectivity at public switches, Internet2 has worked to increase
capacity through additional private peerings with major traffic generators
at its nationwide peering points. Additional public and private peering
opportunities are under evaluation to expand and diversify routing
capabilities and the commercial network peering structure.

“We are pleased with the rapid progress and adoption of the CP service which
we believe provides great value to our members. As more and more members are
able to take advantage of the service, participants will continue to see
additional cost savings, collaboration opportunities, and enhanced network
performance which are all critically important to the success of our
community,” said Steven Wallace, Internet2 CP Service program manager.

To learn more about the advantages of the Internet2 CP Service, including a
5-minute narrated slidecast, visit cp or

About Internet2
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the
research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions
of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and
unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development,
deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 brings
the U.S. research and academic community together with technology leaders
from industry, government and the international community to undertake
collaborative efforts that have a fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet.
For more information:

Media Contact:
Lauren Rotman, Internet2


  • Internet2 Commercial Peering Service Expands, Internet2 News, 09/24/2007

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