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11th domestic Internet exchange point opens in Moncton

telecom | 04/26/2017 4:29 pm EDT

Atlantic Canada is gaining a second Internet exchange point (IXP), in Moncton, N.B., the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced in a Wednesday press release. The Moncton hub, “where independent networks can interconnect directly to one another, providing high-bandwidth and low-latency access at a lower cost than traditional transit,” is the 11th in Canada, joining the Halifax, N.S., location on the east coast. "This new exchange point helps to protect New Brunswick businesses by accessing more data locally in Canada versus transiting information...