The QW-IX was established in 2020 as a neutral Internet exchange at H5 Data Centers’ Eastern Washington data center campus. Our mission is to facilitate the peering of domestic and international Internet traffic in Quincy and Washington State generally.

The QW-IX is designed to support the growing peering community of communications carriers, cloud service providers and content delivery networks at 1711 M Street NE and throughout the state of Washington.

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

Participants:
Please update your information on PeeringDB.com!  

Below is a list of peering participants on the QW-IX.  If your information does not appear correctly, please contact info@northamerica-ix.net.

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Extensions: 

Pricing:

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

QW-IXNRC MRC
1 Gbps $100$0
10 Gbps $1,500$0
100 Gbps $7,500$0
SIX or NWAXNRCMRC
1 Gbps$0$300
10 Gbps$0$1000
100 Gbps$0$3000

Includes:

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 1711 M Street to the QW-IX exchange.  If you would like to peer on the QW-IX, please email us at info@northamerica-IX.net.

PROMOTION! For a limited time, QW-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.

About the Seattle Internet Exchange

The Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) was established in April 1997 as a private interconnection between two ISP’s in Seattle’s Westin building, whose traffic was traveling from Seattle to Texas and back just to cross from one side of the floor to the other. Starting in June 1997, other ISP’s became interested in interconnecting, and the SIX became active June 20, 1997. Networks began to participate in the SIX due to the low/no cost involved, and it began to grow.

Faced with a growing number of participants and a rather ad hoc arrangement of hubs/switches and cable termination points, early members of the exchange petitioned the building for a neutral space. The building management obliged and allocated space for the SIX adjacent to the building’s T1/T3 (and later fiber) meet-me rooms. This provided the SIX with a neutral, provider independent home.

About the Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX)

On January 1, 2014, operation of the NWAX transitioned from Oregon Health Science University / Portland State University over to a new, independent not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization that was formed to operate the Internet exchange going forward.  The new entity is operated by volunteers from our membership base and the board of directors are elected annually by the members.