The CL-IX was established in 2020 as a neutral Internet exchange at H5 Data Centers’ downtown Cleveland data center campus. Our mission is to facilitate the peering of domestic and international Internet traffic in Cleveland and Ohio generally.

The CL-IX is designed to support the growing peering community of communications carriers, cloud service providers and content delivery networks at 1625 Rockwell Ave. and throughout the state of Ohio.

The CL-IX can support GigE, 10GbE or 100GbE port speeds and we offer optional route server access for peering.

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Below is a list of peering participants on the CL-IX. If your information does not appear correctly, please contact [email protected].

Organization ASN Addresses Options Policy Route Server Details Gbit/sec Contact Email



The monthly recurring and non-recurring charges are as follows:

1 Gbps$0$200
10 Gbps$0$700
100 Gbps$0$1,200
Extensions: Ohio IX NRCMRC
1 Gbps$0$300
10 Gbps$0$1,000
100 Gbps$0$3,000

The above prices include the cross connection costs from the point of presence (POP) within an H5 Data Centers colocation area or the Main Distribution Frame (MDF) within the Meet-Me Room at 1625 Rockwell Ave. to the CL-IX exchange. If you would like to peer on the CL-IX, please email us at [email protected].

PROMOTION! For a limited time, CL-IX is offering the following discount to the first 8 peering participants on the exchange: FREE MRC for eighteen (18) months and an additional 50% discount for an additional eighteen (18) months. To be eligible, a peering participate must update their presence on PeeringDB.

The only requirements of peering participants are to follow the rules of the exchange.

About the Ohio IX
Ohio provides less than six hours travel time by ground to more of the US population than any other major region. This accessible location provides a natural corridor for the next generation, high capacity infrastructure needed to power America’s broadband and strategic location for Ohio IX. Through Ohio IX, major telecoms, content providers and enterprises work together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic and provide mutual network access. By doing so, costs are reduced, network performance is increased and overall system robustness is enhanced.