Westman Communications Group joins MBIX

MBIX is happy to announce that Westman Communications Group (AS19016) has connected to MBIX. Westman started as a Cable TV provider based in Brandon, and now offers ISP services in about 30 communities in western Manitoba.

Westman is the first member connection at Manitoba Hydro Telecom‘s 360 Portage Avenue facility, operating with a 10G link into the MBIX switch there. As they’re peering with the MBIX Route Servers, other Route Server members will begin exchanging traffic right away.

MBIX is now exchanging traffic between members in three Winnipeg datacenters, furthering MBIX objectives of being neutral and easily accessible.

Once again having a Manitoba ISP connecting to MBIX helps to keep internet traffic within Manitoba, improving performance and reducing latency.

2019 Annual General Meeting

Thursday April 25, 2019
2:30 to 5:30 P.M.
AGM to start at 3:30 P.M.

King’s Head Pub
120 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Open to all interested in IXs

There are 3 Board of Director positions open for election.

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.