Ohio Ix

November 2, 2023 – Ohio IX Board Meeting

Attendees:  Doug Payauys, Brent Beatty, Nancy Tiemeier, Jason Gintert, Rob Shema, Matt Moran, Luke Skidmore, Chris Cameron, Josh Rowe, Duanne Powell, Aaron Holtz and Chris Tovar

Roll call and Approval of Agenda – Completed

Secretary Report – Minutes Approved 

Next meeting – December 7, 2023 at 10:30 at Cologix with holiday lunch to follow

Governance Report – n/a

Government Committee Report 

  • Discussed impact of Mike Johnson as new Speaker of the House
  • Letter of credit that credit unions can issue
  • FCC revived net neutrality and what the impact will be

Associate Membership Application – n/a

Senior Membership Applications 

Pavlov Media Inc – MDU, Internet Access Provider, nationwide

Western Reserve Communications, LLC – provides fiber in Cleveland.  Jason knows them and they will connect in Cleveland.

Motion – Approve Pavlov Media and Western Reserve Communications for senior membership pending payment of fees.  This was voted and approved.

Content Sourcing

  • Netskrt – they are doing Amazaon protocol – cache – doing Prime Video and Disney will be adding as well as the Summer Olympics so should get good traffic
  • Twitch doesn’t have a peering router in Columbus anymore
  • Microsoft – not sure when will be peering in Ohio; they have been trying but no peering in the state at this time.

Marketing Committee

  • Press release is ready – can attach link to website.  Have credentials and will send today around noon
  • Will schedule the happy hour in NW Ohio in January (January 18th) in Perrysburg area
  • Holiday meeting – will do lunch after board meeting in December.  Will send out invite.

Technical Committee

Was waiting for billing and payment for new members (Radian & Momentum) but have now provisioned. Wait for payment to turn up?

Was waiting to see if any past due members remitted checks. Did they? Shutting off all that haven’t.

Schduling time in December to:

Add dual 40G NIC to Microsoft cache

Replace fan in VMware host

Put in cross connect for Spectrum

altaFiber upgrading to 100G

Spectrum found the 100G optics so may not need to wait until Q1 to connect; will hopefully connect before the end of the year.

CTO Report

310Gbps peak on Thursday October 15th
-Great meetings at NANOG 89!
-Talked with AJ Steller at Charter/Spectrum (who is going to H5). 100G port is available for us to colo with them in Columbus.
-Met Pavlov Media at peering forum, applied as member
-Talked to Nicole Kangas at Microsoft, said peering router is not coming to Ohio anytime soon
-Met with Harshiva Matcha @ ByteDance/TikTok. They’re going to be building our network, will contact us when they are looking at Ohio.

Port Inventory
-40/100G Ports -20 of 64 – 31% Utilization
-1/10G Ports – 51 of 96 – 53% Utilization

-40/100G Ports – 3 of 32 – 9% Utilization
-1/10G Ports – 1 of 116 – 1% Utilization

-1/10G Ports – 2 of 32 – 6% Utilization

New/Old Business:

  • Holiday Party – will send out invite for lunch.  Will need a count so can make a reservation.
  • Membership status – past due – covered under Treasurer report
  • 2024 Budget Discussion – Rob went over the budget ,  Discussed how we currently prorate membership based on when you join.  This can cause a cash flow issues towards the end of the year.  The software will allow to track when someone joins so suggested we eliminate pro-rate and just charge the full year membership when they join.  They will then renew at that same time the following year.  We agreed to move forward with this new plan immediately.  We will send invoices for those coming due in January for 2024.
  • Code of Conduct – 

Meeting adjourned


Nancy Tiemeier.