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Halifax Internet Exchange receives $36,771 in new funding

New national program funds projects that enhance Canada’s Internet

 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, May 30, 2014 – The Halifax Internet Exchange (HFXIX) has received $36,771 from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to help create a common facility in Halifax where Internet service providers, content providers, and major customers can connect their networks to each other locally for better performance and lower costs.

CIRA manages the .CA domain and also has a mandate to carry out other activities that support the Internet in Canada. Earlier this year, CIRA launched a Community Investment Program (CIP), to provide funding to community groups, not-for-profits and academic institutions for projects they could demonstrate would enhance the Internet for the benefit of all Canadians. Just over $1 million was earmarked for the first edition of the CIP.

The Halifax Internet Exchange is one of only 28 organizations to receive funding in the first edition of the CIP, from among 149 applicants. These funds will be used to acquire and install networking equipment required by HFXIX to grow the operation and to extend Internet services to local Internet service providers.

“We thank CIRA for recognizing how important our project is to Halifax and to all of Nova Scotia,” said John Sherwood, President and CEO. “We will certainly put these funds to good use and welcome the opportunity to work with CIRA again in the future on initiatives that allow Canadians to safely take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.”

“The enthusiastic response we saw from applicants across the country is evidence of CIRA’s long-standing conviction that the Internet has become a critical daily tool in the lives of all Canadians,” said Byron Holland, CEO of CIRA. “Our selection committee faced a difficult task to review and choose from among 149 applications, representing just under $8 million in requests. I want to personally congratulate Halifax Internet Exchange as one of our first funding recipients.”

The list of CIP recipients and summaries of their individual projects is available on CIRA’s website.

About Halifax Internet Exchange (HFXIX)

The Halifax Internet Exchange (HFXIX) is a federally incorporated non-profit organization that provides a neutral Internetwork location for service providers, content providers, and major clients to connect together locally. Its services help boost Internet performance and reduce costs to the benefit of the whole community.

To learn more about Halifax Internet Exchange or to arrange interviews, please contact:

John Sherwood
President & CEO

About CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain, Canada’s online identifier, on behalf of all Canadians. A Member-driven organization, CIRA also facilitates the development of a better Internet for all Canadians, and represents the .CA registry internationally.

To learn more about the CIP and to arrange interviews with CIRA, please contact:

Leo Valiquette
inmedia Public Relations
(613) 769-9479