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Please join us for the New England Peering Forum 2018, a full day educational and social networking event all about Internet Exchanges, Peering, dark fiber, the Cloud, and more.

NEPF will offer presentations and educational content from regional and global experts in networking and Internet infrastructure.

NEPF attendance is limited to 120 people, so you will be able to meet and talk to the other attendees, which will include northeast and atlantic regional Internet Exchange operators, along with representatives from a variety of institutions, content providers, ISPs, carriers, and enterprises.

If you share a passion for a faster and more efficient Internet for everyone, don't miss this event!

The attendance fee includes morning and afternoon breaks with coffee, soft drinks and snacks, lunch, and an evening social networking event with beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres.


Date, Location, Directions and a few words about MIT 


Friday, June 22, 2018

MIT Samberg Center - Chang Building (E52)

50 Memorial Drive, 6th fl.

Cambridge, MA 02142


Directions to MIT E52:

Parking: and some on-street available. See posted signs.


About MIT:

About our MIT Sponsors:

About the Samberg Center:


●      Opening Ceremony 10AM

●      Morning Presentations 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

●      Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

●      Afternoon Presentations 1:00 PM to 5PM

●      Socializing and Interconnection/Business Development Meetings 5:30 PM to 7 PM


Address for Presentation Submissions:




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09:00 AM

Coffee, Tea and Light Breakfast

Sponsored by TowardEx/MASS-IX & MIT IST

10:00 AM

Forum Open

Welcome remarks and errata

James Troutman

10:15 AM

What’s the Deal With New England?

real world discussion about why New England hangs off the end of the US Internet, and what can be done about it.

Matt Ringel, Akamai

11:15 AM

The year in IPv4 transfers

What happened since last year, what will happen next year?

Peter Thimmesch, Addrex

12:00 PM




1:00 PM

Regional IXPs - New England & Atlantic Canada

Presentation and panel discussion on where NE IXPs are now and where they may be headed for in the future.

James Jun, MASS-IX

Eric Morin, Atlantic IXPs

James Troutman, NNENIX

2:00 PM

Linting the Network: The Story

Did you hear about the new DNS open recursor using

Ólafur Guðmundsson, Cloudflare

2:45 PM


Coffee break with snacks

Sponsored by TowardEx/MASS-IX

3:00 PM

New England Data Centers: Who, where and challenges.

Presentations about where strategic assets are located and how to address the NY challenge

Chris Malayter


3:30 PM

Regional Dark FIber: What’s good? What’s bad?

Presentations and discussion by regional fiber networks about their networks and challenges

Jeff McCarthy

Maine Fiber Company

4:45 PM

PeeringDB: What is it, how to and benefits.

PeeringDB is a facility and network locator operated by the Internet community. Looking for interconnection opportunities? PeeringDB

Patrick W. Gilmore, PeeringDB

5:00 PM


Closing Remarks

Martin Hannigan

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Social Event

Beer, wine and appetizers social event.

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