What is an Internet Exchange?

An IX (Internet Exchange) allows multiple networks to interconnect directly via an ethernet switch, providing high-bandwidth and low-latency access at low cost.

What is the benefit?

Networks can exchange traffic faster and better. ISPs, transit providers, DNS services, and content networks will congregate -- it is sensible to interconnect locally with high-bandwidth at low-latency.

How is traffic exchanged?

Traffic exchange is facilitated by BGP (Border Gateway Protocol). Networks announce their own routes to each other, then traffic flows directly. Failures are handled transparently just like on the greater Internet.

How much does it cost?

There are no exchange port fees. Peers with a business relationship with Wolfpaw may get a cross connect to the exchange for free. Peers without any other business relationship pay Wolfpaw's List Price for a cross connect to the exchange

What do you need to participate?

You need your own AS (Autonomous System) number and to wire your network into WolfPaw. If you want additional services such as a direct transit provider connection, or to colocate your own router, switch, or servers please contact WolfPaw

How do we join?

Our equipment up and we are connecting peers. Read the FAQ and then drop us a note if you are interested at If your organization would potentially be interested in peering (even if not immediately) we would like to hear from you. All inquiries will be held confidential.