Peering policy

Peering with Baffin Bay Networks

Requests for setting up new peering with Baffin Bay networks (here on after shorted as BBN) should be sent to By setting up a peering with BBN, the peer is seen to have accepted this peering policy.

BBN is willing to enter into settlement-free peering with other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) under certain conditions:

The peering should be of mutual interest and benefit for BBN and the ISP.

Among the factors influencing BBNs interest are the size of the ISP, the expected level and symmetry of the resulting traffic, the potential for reducing cost and improving performance etc.

BBN does not normally peer with customers of already existing peering partners.

Peering can be established on any of the public exchange points where BBN is present, or as a private network interconnect.

If the traffic on a private network interconnect reaches 70% of what a single interconnection can carry, both parties should immediately start planning for an upgrade of the connection.

If the traffic on a public exchange point reaches such a high level that it may impede other traffic, steps should be taken to move the traffic over to a private network interconnect.

The peering setup should be technically sound, and be in accordance with best practices.

Peering agreements are valid as long as neither party cancels the agreement.

BBN may without risk of financial or other penalty unilaterally decide to cancel a peering agreement if any of the conditions here are violated.