Canada’s Internet Factbook

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released Canada’s Internet Factbook today, which includes statistics about Canada’s Internet and Canadians’ online habits, perceptions and experiences. This includes worries around the security of private information, with 81 per cent of Canadians expressing concern about the security of their personal information held by a government department in the event of a cyberattack.

Also included in Canada’s Internet Factbook are statistics around the amount of time Canadians spend online, their online purchasing habits, awareness of cybersecurity threats, social media preferences, experiences with online harassment and accessing online subscription services versus pirated content.

Canada’s Internet Factbook is developed annually, primarily through CIRA research, which was gathered through an online survey conducted in March 2018.

Full Throttle Networks joins MBIX

MBIX is happy to welcome local ISP Full Throttle Networks (AS396316) as its newest member.  Full Throttle is a young ISP providing wireless service in and around the Winnipeg region, and some towns south.

They have connected to our 294 Portage switch at 1 Gbps.  Peering has been set up between the MBIX route servers and Full Throttle, so existing route server members won’t need to do anything to receive Full Throttle 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.

Cloudflare joins MBIX

MBIX is pleased to welcome Cloudflare (AS13335) as its newest connected member. Cloudflare is a global CDN provider who has been expanding recently, including connections to YYCIX (Calgary) and YXEIX (Saskatoon), as Cloudflare posted about recently.  It’s excellent to see Cloudflare connecting to IXPs in every city they expand into, using the IXP to reach users at home as efficiently as possible.  MBIX member ISPs and their customers will now be able to reach Cloudflare servers at low latency and low cost.

Cloudflare is connected to the 294 Portage node of MBIX at 10 Gbps. We expect them to set up a lot of bi-lateral peering on IPv4 and IPv6.

Annual General Meeting, 2018

Tuesday May 1st, 2018
3 to 6 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 4 Board of Director positions open for election.
Jacques Latour from CIRA will give an update on Canadian IXs.