Kiwi schools set for faster browsing following NZIX deal

The country’s largest Peering Exchange, the New Zealand Internet Exchange (NZIX) is welcoming a significant new member, New Zealand Schools.

The country’s largest Peering Exchange, the New Zealand Internet Exchange (NZIX) is welcoming a significant new member, New Zealand Schools.

Operated by CityLink, the NZIX has been running since 1998, with a subscriber base of more than 80 ISPs, leading Content Delivery Networks (CDN), as well as media networks and education networks, offering multi-lateral and bi-lateral exchange of traffic between peers.

According to CityLink CEO Nick Willis, NZIX delivers an enhanced internet experience to New Zealand Schools, with connectivity to the government-funded Managed Network specifically designed and built for New Zealand’s 2500+ schools, by Network for Learning (N4L).

The goal of the Managed Network is to ensure that all schools have equitable access to fast internet running at predictable speeds, with uncapped data, web filtering, and network security services.

“By peering on NZIX, schools gain direct and shorter paths to internet content, resulting in reduced latency and an even faster internet experience,” Willis says.

“At the same time, subscribers of NZIX can deliver content directly to schools, increasing cost efficiency.”

There are currently nearly 1,300 schools on the Managed Network, with all schools to be connected by the end of 2016.

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