July 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees: Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart, Marijan Adam, Adam Kujawski, Greg Dunn, Jason Pontious, Chris Cameron, Phil Maag

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Governance – n/a

Treasurer’s Report

Associate & Senior Member Applications – No new applications

Content Sourcing –

  • Brent is discussing with Netflix and gtt.
  • Still talking to Waddell Solutions


  • The new switch is in the cabinet with 4 Gig modules. They have also delivered patch panels and cables.
  • We were looking to take over management from OARnet but had issues with the route servers. This is still the goal but got delayed. We are still working towards it.
  • Traffic is hitting 1 Gig consistently and occasionally hitting 5 Gig.

Marketing Committee

Old / New Business

  • The committee is going to get together to discuss ideas for the cost structure.
  • Tim is still acting as part of ComNet

Next meeting August at Cologix at 9:30

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

April 2019 Ohio IX Meeting

April 10, 2019 (After the Annual Meeting)

Attendees: Tim Berelsman, Doug Payauys, Paul Schopis, Luke Skidmore, Marijan Adam, Nancy Tiemeier, Phil Maag, Jason Pontious, Brian Riley, Brent Beatty,

Election of Officers

The following members were re-elected as officers of the Ohio IX

  • Tim Berelsman – Chairman
  • Doug Payauys – Vice Chairman
  • Kim Gerhart – Treasurer
  • Nancy Tiemeier – Secretary
  • CTO – Marijan Adam


The next meeting will be May 10th at 9:30 at NetGain

Meeting Adjourned

Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy Tiemeier

2019 Annual Meeting for Ohio IX

April 10, 2019, Top Golf Event Center

The meeting was called to order by Tim Berelsman

Recording of the Members Present – completed

  • IFN – Tim Berelsman
  • OARnet – Paul Schopis
  • OneIT – Mike Ward (Proxy for Kim Gerhart)
  • Huntington – Mike Holdcroft
  • Horizon – Steve Steele
  • Consolidated Electric – Doug Payauys
  • Washington Electric – Allen Casto
  • Bresco Broadband – Brent Beatty
  • Amplex – Brent Beatty (Proxy for Adam Kujawski)
  • MetaLink – Phil Maag
  • New Knoxville Telephone – Preston Meyer
  • Rack Squared – Josh Grabill
  • CentraCom – Jason Pontious
  • NetGain – Luke Skidmore
  • Cologix – Nancy Tiemeier

Approval of Prior Annual Meeting Minutes – Approved

Treasurers Report


Involta in April 2018

Huntington Bank in April 2018

Racksquared in October 2018



Medina County Fiber in April 2018

Washington Electric in September 2018

All tax and tax-exempt forms and reports have been filed for 2018.


Chairman’s Report

A group came together in 2015 at Cologix to put the Ohio IX together which started in 2016.

  • Goal to promote business interest and business communication
  • Working with Fastly and Cloudflare to turn up their network with the IX
  • Testing with MegaPort
  • In 2018 we elected Board Members with staggered starts
  • Jason Pontious and Phil Maag were filling in for positions on the board vacated by prior members
  • In 2019 we have added Amplex as a new Senior member and added ValTech and Stetson as Associate Members
  • There are no new membership fees for 2019 for existing members. New members to the Ohio IX will still pay the standard $3150 for Senior Membership and $500 for Associate.
  • We adopted a Remote Switch Operator Agreement to help reach additional members. You must be a Senior Member to be a Remote Switch Operator. A contract is available for interested members.

Election of Directors

The following Board Member’s term is up – Tim Berelsman, Steve Steele and Paul Schopis.

Nominations for the open positions: Tim Berelsman, Adam Kujawski and Brian Riley. All were elected by unanimous consent.

The following temporary positions were voted on and are now permanent positions – Jason Pontious from CentraComm and Phil Maag from MetaLink.

Other Business

No new business.

Closing Remarks

Brent Beatty and Doug Payauys discussed the benefits of the Ohio IX for attendees.


Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy Tiemeier


October 2018 Ohio IX Meeting

Attendees:  Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Kim Gerhart, Greg Miller,  Phil Maag, Paul Schopis, Marijan Adam, Greg Dunn, Tim Berelsman, Chris Cameron

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Membership – An application was received Rack Squared for Senior Membership.  This was voted on and approved.  Kim will send out an invoice.  No Associate Memberships at this time.

Treasurer’s Report

CTO – No traffic from Huntington yet.  Marijan will reach out if no traffic soon.  We had to renew our domains and completed it for multiple years.  Marijan will set up a link in Google Docs to track who we want to go after (who would like to peer with).

We currently have an aggregate usage on the exchange at 300Mg and have spiked as high as 600 Mg.

We discussed putting together a best practice document.  We should have something to refer to.  Marijan will put something together and work with Brent and Luke to review.  We will check with what AMS uses.

Marketing Committee

Governance – No report

Director Agreements and Conflict of Interest – Nancy is still waiting on Tim to review the existing documents and determine if any changes need to be make.  Tim will work on this for next meeting.

Old / New Business –  

Remote Switch Operator Addendum – We discussed how MICE goes through a process to approve remote switch operators.  To be a remote switch operator, you must be a senior member.  We need to clarify that operators are not making money off of the IX.  Tim will get the committee together for a final review of the contract so we can move forward.

High value targets – discussed what accounts we want to go after.  We talked about how we could connect with Megaport.  We will work on a survey to send to members as to what high level targets would benefit them.

Next meeting – November 9th – 9:30 at NetGain 8235 Estates Pkwy, Plain City

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier

2018 Membership Meeting

The 2018 Ohio IX, Inc. Annual Member Meeting will be Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 10:30am. The meeting will take place at Ice Miller, LLP located at 250 West St., 7th floor conference room, Columbus, OH.  Members have received full meeting details, including an agenda, in an Email on 4/6/18 at 7:15am from Tim Berelsman.

A luncheon will be served following the meeting. Please notify Ohio IX by Email to Secretary, Nancy Tiemeier. nancy.tiemeier@cologix.com.  The RSVP needs to be submitted no later than April 12, 2018, 5:00 PM with the number of persons who will be attending the meeting and the luncheon.


March 2018 Ohio IX Meeting Minutes

Attendees:  Tim Berelsman, Doug Payauys, Nancy Tiemeier, Brent Beatty, Luke Skidmore, Marijan Adam,  Shelby Anderson, Brian Riley, Greg Dunn, Lynn Child, Brian Riley

Membership Applications

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved.

Annual Meeting Follow up – Tim will send invites.  We need to elect permanent directors.  Tim will work with Doug on the budget.  We are going to start the meeting at 10:30 on April 13th and can invite interested parties to lunch.  We still need someone to take over the Treasurer position.

Prior Meeting Follow up – We need to reschedule a call with MICE.  Check with him for March 9th at 10:30.

Treasurer’s Report


Question came up if we want to extend remote switches. We will need to set up a policy statement.

Marketing Committee

Governance – No updates at this time.

Old / New Business –  No updates

Next meeting – April 6, at NetGain at 9:30 – 8235 Estates Pkwy.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Tiemeier