27 and 28 January 2011

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IXPs, Peering, and Local Internet Growth

Bill Woodcock - Research Director, Packet Clearing House


A look at Internet Exchange Points, peering, and cable systems around the globe, and the impact this has on development of the local Internet economy.


Bill Woodcock is a pioneering Internet policy maker, who specializes in the creation, promotion, and implementation of economically efficient technologies to stimulate the growth of Internet traffic in both developed and developing countries. A founder and research director of Packet Clearing House, a non-profit research institute investigating Internet routing economics, Woodcock has also successfully operated several commercial ventures in the Internet connectivity and content distribution space.

Bill Woodcock entered the field of Internet routing research in 1989, while designing and operating an international multiprotocol service-provision backbone. In 1993-1994, Bill became one of the founders of Packet Clearing House (PCH), and has been responsible for the nonprofit institution's routing data collection project since 1997. Since that time, he has directly participated in the establishment of over three dozen public Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Bill was a board member of the ISP/Consortium, 1998-1999, and is currently a Trustee of ARIN. As Research Director for PCH he is a current or former PCH representative to APIA, ARIN, APNIC, RIPE, CAIDA, NATOA and the ISP/C. Bill speaks regularly at AfNOG, APIA, APNIC, APRICOT, ARIN, ISOC/INET, NordNOG, RIPE, IEPG, IETF, ISMA and NANOG meetings

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