Commercial Internet eXchange
(CIX) The CIX is a non-profit, 501(c)6, trade association coordinating Internet
services. Its member organisations provide TCP/IP or OSI data internetwork
services to the general public. The CIX gives them unrestricted access to other
worldwide networks. It also takes an interest in the development and future
direction of the Internet.
The CIX provides a neutral forum to exchange ideas, information, and
experimental projects among suppliers of internetworking services. The CIX
broadens the base of national and international cooperation and coordination
among member networks. Together, the membership may develop consensus positions
on legislative and policy issues of mutual interest.
The CIX encourages technical research and development for the mutual benefit of
suppliers and customers of data communications internetworking services. It
assists its member networks in the establishment of, and adherence to,
operational, technical, and administrative policies and standards necessary to
ensure fair, open, and competitive operations and communication among member
networks. CIX policies are formulated by a member-elected board of directors.
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