LINX CEO, John Souter, said: “The reduction in pricing follows an extensive review of our LON2 infrastructure which began in November last year. This was in preparation of a major network upgrade and we are now far enough into that process to be sure we have a path to a future technical solution at a significantly lower cost.”
LINX has two diverse London networks, known simply as LON1 and LON2. As of Monday 1st August a connection to LINX's LON2 network will be cut by 40% to less than half of current LON1 pricing. LON1 prices will drop by 10%.
The two London LANs provide LINX members with an extra level of fault tolerance, the logic being that both systems shouldn't develop the same fault at the same time.
Souter continued, "As a mutual, our customers are also the owners of the company, which means that our entire focus is on improving the network and providing better value for them. We will continue to re-invest in the network and bring costs down for our members, as we have for over twenty years. Because we are a mutual, we do not have to compromise this commitment in order to pay shareholder dividends".
Also lowering its prices is LINX's regional exchange, IXManchester. IXManchester is the UK's largest Internet Exchange outside of London and its port fees will also be cut to match those of the new LON2 pricing.
Full details of all LINX fees can be found on the LINX website: www.linx.net/governance/service-fees.
Note to Editors:
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 700 networks from over 65 countries around the globe. As a mutual membership organisation, whose members make up a large part of the global internet, the London based IXP is in a unique position to make a difference for all as it’s mantra ‘Working for the Good of the Internet’ indicates. LINX continues to expand their London presence with over 11 PoPs across the capital along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC. For more information about The London Internet Exchange please visit http://www.linx.net.
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19th July 2016