Telecommunications/Technology

PRBI peers with Google, Facebook, Amazon

Critical Hub Networks, managing company of the Puerto Rico Bridge Initiative, announced Friday it has established peering with Facebook, Google, and Amazon. The interconnectivity agreement will enable direct data exchange among the networks, bypassing the Internet, for faster, more efficient and reliable services.

“Peering with Facebook, Amazon and Google benefits broadband consumers and presents opportunities for economic growth for the island, encouraging the establishment of server farms here on the island and content creation targeted specifically for our residents,” stated Carlo Marazzi, President of Critical Hub Networks.

In April 2010, Critical Hub was awarded $25.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration to develop the PRBI to deliver fast, affordable broadband service islandwide.

A key component of the PRBI project is establishing peering between Puerto Rico broadband networks and major content providers such as Google, Facebook and Amazon.  In addition to that trio of partners, the PRBI project has also activated many other peering connections both in Puerto Rico and in the PRBI hub in Miami, Florida, Marazzi said.

“Peering is a key piece of the puzzle in fixing Puerto Rico’s broadband woes.  It will help to put Puerto Rico on a level playing field with the continental U.S. and international nations. We want to optimize and facilitate broadband for the island,” Marazzi added.

Author Details
Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.

Can we count on you?

As recent events have shown us, independent and responsible journalism is more important than ever. That’s why your support is very necessary to ensure that we will be around for a while!

We want to stay true to our mission of delivering quality journalism…for that, we count on your support. Every contribution, big or small, is greatly appreciated!

Use the PayPal button below and contribute today!


Comment here