LINX members vote to cut Ethernet port fees 15% in London and Ashburn

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Members of LINX, the London Internet Exchange, have voted to reduce Ethernet port fees by 15% from 1 January.

The cuts will apply to 10GE and 100GE ports on its LON1 and LON2 networks in London, and at its regional exchange LINX NoVA in Ashburn, northern Virginia.

“We are delighted to be able to offer these price reductions for our members,” said CEO John Souter. “It continues our long-standing policy of driving down costs which has seen fees reduced year-on-year for more than a decade.”

LINX connects over 850 member ASNs from 80 countries.

The decision to cut fees was ratified by a vote by LINX members at an extraordinary general meeting in London last week.

On LON1 10GE fees will drop to £638 a month and 100GE ports will be £3,596. Monthly charges on the recently upgraded LON2 platform will be £360 for 10GE and £2,277 for 100GE.

In northern Virginia, 10GE ports will be $425 and 100GE will be $2,720 from 1 January.

Regional UK prices have not changed, said LINX. However it cut Manchester fees by 40% in 2017. LINX cut London fees by 40% two years ago