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Involta Launches Idaho’s First Internet Exchange in Idaho

10/17/2023

Non-profit Initiative Enables Local, Cost-Effective Peering and Connectivity

BOISE, Idaho – October 17, 2023 – Involta, an award-winning data center, hybrid IT and cloud-forward consulting firm, proudly announces the launch of the Idaho Internet Exchange (IdahoIX), located within Involta’s state-of-the-art, purpose built data center in Boise, Idaho.

The IdahoIX is a not-for-profit, groundbreaking endeavor, the first of its kind in the state, uniting various stakeholders within the internet ecosystem. This initiative creates a collaborative platform for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), transport carriers, mobile and content providers, and internet users to seamlessly exchange internet traffic through a shared switch fabric hosted within Involta’s Boise data center. 

This transformative internet exchange enables participants to peer directly, eliminating the need for third-party carriers and significantly enhancing local connectivity.

Key benefits of the Idaho Internet Exchange include:

  • Cost Efficiency: By enabling direct peering between participants, the Idaho Internet Exchange lowers costs for all stakeholders involved. Reduced reliance on third-party carriers translates to cost savings that can be reinvested in network improvements and expanded services.
  • Strengthened Local Connectivity: The exchange strengthens local internet connectivity, resulting in faster data transfers, reduced latency, and a superior user experience for internet users in Idaho.
  • Community Enhancement: As a community-driven initiative, the Idaho Internet Exchange fosters collaboration and innovation among local internet service providers, carriers, and content providers, ultimately benefiting the entire Idaho community.

“We are proud to bring the first internet exchange to this up-and-coming business hotspot,” states Aaron Slotness, Involta’s Director of Network Infrastructure. “The Idaho Internet Exchange exemplifies Involta’s innovative approaches and unwavering commitment to the communities we serve and our mission to advance the digital landscape in Boise and throughout Idaho. The IdahoIX creates limitless opportunities for private and public peering, addressing the connectivity challenges posed by this mountainous region.”

Involta Is renowned for delivering superior data center experiences, first-class fiber and connectivity services, and advanced multi-cloud solutions. With the establishment of the IdahoIX, the company embarks on a community-driven initiative to enhance internet connectivity and reduce costs in the state of Idaho, marking a significant milestone in the region’s digital landscape.

For more information about the Idaho Internet Exchange, its services and how to become a participant, please visit www.idahoix.net or contact Involta here.

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