Broadband Communications North joins MBIX

MBIX is pleased to welcome local Manitoba ISP Broadband Communications North (AS46280) as its newest member. Broadband Communications North, or BCN, is an established ISP providing residential, business, and enterprise connectivity services in rural Manitoba.

They have connected to our 167 Lombard switch at 10 Gbps. Peering has been set up between the MBIX route servers and BCN on IPv4 and IPv6, so existing route server members won’t need to do anything to receive BCN’s routes.

It’s excellent to see another Manitoba ISP keeping its customer data within Manitoba as much as possible, and offering their clients the best performance sending data to other MBIX members.

Hextet joins MBIX

MBIX is happy to announce a new non-voting member addition: Hextet Sytems (AS395089) has connected to our 294 Portage location at 10 Gbps. It’s peering with the route servers on IPv4 and IPv6, and is open to bilateral peering.

Hextet is a research & development network, supporting some projects like route propagation testing and network monitoring.  MBIX is pleased to extend membership to this local experimental network, allowing it to participate in the local Internet scene in Winnipeg directly.

Automated Route Filtering

The Manitoba Internet Exchange (MBIX) Operations Team has completed automating the route filtering performed on the MBIX route servers. Testing was performed over the course of October 12th and 13th on the new pelican2 RS2. The testing was so successful that RS1 was fully automated as well the evening of October 14th at 8PM local time.

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Nutrien joins MBIX

MBIX is happy to announce that Nutrien (AS393891) has connected to MBIX. Jacked into the 167 Lombard switch at 1 Gbps, they’re now peering with the route servers on IPv4 and IPv6.

Nutrien is a new type of ISP for MBIX, an enterprise network. MBIX members until now have been ISPs providing connectivity to their customers, or content providers sending their data to end users. Nutrien has also connected recently to YYCIX in Calgary.

MBIX is pleased to see that that large enterprises seeing the benefit of keeping data local by making use of the local IXes in Canada.