Founded and operating since 2006, KCIX was created to provide an affordable point of interconnect in Kansas City, MO. Using our experience, we operate an IX for our customers to help internet development and traffic optimization.
These are just some of our most frequently asked questions
KCIX is a Free Internet Exchange Point (FIXP) recently created in 2006. It provides a physical Ethernet switched infrastructure to ISPs and internet related business companies to exchange IP traffic.
KCIX has been created to help internet development and traffic optimization in the Kansas City area. Peering is free thanks to our supporters who continue to provide us with the services, hardware and labor that we need to continue servicing our peers.
Most members are ISPs, CSPs, RENs, or general telecoms operators. Please view our list of participants for more information.
Since 2006 we have provided peering ports free of charge. While we don't charge port fees, you may incur a charge from the building providing the cross connect.
No, we are strictly an exchange point. Our supporters can provide you with other services as needed.
Any legal entity with a valid Autonomous System Number (ASN) able to connect is welcome at KCIX.
Our usage policy is available here.
We are based on Cisco Nexus switches. Our primary route server is a Cisco ASR-1002-F, and we operate a secondary open source platform for redundancy and automation. Each POP is interconnected with dark fiber and our own MUX/DEMUX gear.
Yes! We permit the sale of services over KCIX (transit, etc.). We ask that you please contact us prior to doing so.
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Special thanks to our supporters who through their continued generosity have made KCIX possible.
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