Kansas City Internet eXchange (KCIX) Is Open for Business
Kansas City Internet eXchange (KCIX) has created a new peering fabric at 1102 Grand, Kansas City’s Carrier Hotel. The upgraded fabric includes 1G and 10G ports that are available today. The re-launch of KCIX will allow Internet Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers, Academic Networks, Enterprise Networks, Government Networks and Content Service Providers to keep local traffic local by reducing the need to exchange traffic in Dallas or Chicago, resulting in reduced latency and faster connectivity for Kansas City region networks and Internet users.
“As building owners, we are very pleased to take an active role in helping all network operators within our community connect more efficiently and cost effectively,” stated Hunter Newby, Joint Venture Partner at 1102 Grand. “With the re-launch of the KCIX, we continue to build upon the success of 1102 Grand and strengthen its position in the region for the benefit of our customers and the local economy.”
“Hurricane Electric is excited to work with KCIX to keep Kansas City local traffic local. Community operated exchange points are at the core of the internet, and we are happy to see KCIX expand,” said Reid Fishler, Director at Hurricane Electric and KCIX Board Member.
Aaron Wendel, co-founder of the KCIX, commented, “The new fabric and active support from 1102 Grand ownership will enable us to deliver a carrier grade, best in class peering infrastructure that will attract and serve the needs of world class carriers for years to come.”
KCIX will operate to meet both the vision and operational objectives of the global internet community and enrich the 1102 Grand Meet Me Area ecosystem.
The Kansas City Internet eXchange, based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, offers member ports on its peering fabric free of charge. Depending on location there could be a small one-time set up charge for the cross connect.
Any organization with a valid ASN can request a port and connect to the fabric in order to peer with other members. This allows members to exchange traffic directly for free instead of flowing via a transit provider who charges for it.
KCIX is continually adding members. To become one today please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
About Netrality Properties:
Netrality Properties integrates the ownership of carrier hotel real estate and the operation of data center colocation, providing network neutral “Meet Me Room” environments with long-term stability and no monthly recurring charges for cross connections. Netrality Properties currently owns approximately 3 million square feet of carrier hotel property including 325 Hudson Street in New York (owned in Joint Venture with Jamestown, LP), 401 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, 1102 Grand in Kansas City, 717 South Wells in Chicago, and 1301 Fannin in Houston. Netrality is a joint venture operated by affiliates of Amerimar Enterprises and Hunter Newby. For more information on Netrality Properties, please visit www.netralityproperties.com.