Peering is an agreement between two or more networks to connect and exchange information directly with each other instead of going through the internet.
It is effectively a “barter agreement” between larger organizations that own their own public IP address and high usage sites such as Google, Microsoft, YouTube, and Facebook. The agreement interconnects their networks together effectively bypassing commercial Internet services.
While testing has shown that commercial Internet traffic can be reduced by 40 to 65 percent for early phase adopters of peering services, Yukon as a region currently does not have the network capacity nor the traffic to warrant the effort and expense of developing peering services.
Technology marches forward however, and the Yukon Research Centre is committed to developing technology based research services for Yukon. While peer to peer networking may not be feasible at this time it will remain on the to-do list as a long term goal.
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