to small cities and
IXPs improve regional internet performance by reducing latency and keeping internet traffic local that needs to stay local, while making cloud services and content faster and more reliable.
IXPs also lower costs for everyone by creating a marketplace that fosters competition among middle-mile and wholesale (IP transit) providers. States that do not have an IXP strategy are simply falling behind.
Federal funding is now available to bring an IXP to your state or community. Contact us to learn more!
Let us help you establish an Internet Exchange Point in your state or community
IXPs make the internet operate more efficiently and reliably.
Unfortunately, IXPs can be found in less than 60 areas across the U.S. Connected Nation believes that the construction of new IXPs will be an essential step towards closing the Digital Divide.
By placing carrier-neutral IXP’s in additional – and critical – locations across the US we can expand access to include millions more Americans. Furthermore, adding an IXP to a rural or underserved area decreases costs for local, smaller internet providers—which is passed along to area businesses, community organizations, and residents.
Frequently asked questions about Internet Exchange Points:
Less than $5 million, depending on size requirements and land cost.
For example, some locations may have ownership of land that could be used for the facility which lowers the cost. The good news is there is federal funding available that can help cover all or some of the cost.