Paducah IX is ran by a group of volunteers. This project acts as a catalyst in allowing the members to coordinate and collaborate on new Internet technologies while also providing a mechanism for networks to better communicate and to keep traffic local.

Preston Ursini

Preston Ursini is the chief operator and coordinator of the Paducah IX project, and acts as the President and Chief Engineer to The Fire Horn, Inc.

The Fire Horn, Inc. operates AS397795, and is a member of the Paducah Internet Exchange.

Jeff Clay

Jeff Clay is the Principal Network Administrator for Jetton Contracting, and former Senior Network Administrator for Cyient North America.

Jeff is working in Research and Development in testing and deploying new infrastructure and management systems for Paducah IX.

Jason Lane

Jason Lane is the Director of Networking and Deployment with The Fire Horn, Inc. Jason specializes in Development Operations (DevOps) and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE).

Jason has experience in working with large data centers and other networks. Jason consults and assists in the management of Paducah IX.

Brandon Moss

Brandon Moss is the President and CEO of Instruction, Inc. and the Vice President of Instructional Design for The Fire Horn, Inc.

Brandon has a knack of running CAT5/CAT6 cabling, and will be working on providing instructional design materials to assist network operators that may be unfamiliar with the intricacies of Internet Exchanges.

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