What we’re about
IX Liverpool (aka the Liverpool Internet Exchange) is a local internet exchange point located within the Liverpool City Region in the UK.
We are a collaborative, co-operative and mutual organisation, founded as a not-for-profit company and funded by our members and voluntary contributions from our local community.
We have an open joining policy for members and welcome competitive networks large and small to join and enjoy not only the local connectivity options at the exchange but to make use of the business networking opportunities with our regular meetups that are open to both members and the general public.
About Internet Exchanges
Local Internet exchanges help organisations and communities by improving quality, reliability and latency, and reducing dependency on other locations like London whilst allowing local users to handle traffic at a local level, giving many technological, economic and sociological benefits to society.
In the early internet years, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt became some of the biggest exchanges in the world, and it is no coincidence that these cities enjoy some of the cheapest and most reliable internet connectivity available. Many of the most interesting services on the internet are “glued” to those cities.
In the years that followed, cites like Prague, Dublin and Warsaw built successful internet exchanges that were a catalyst for the development of the internet communities in those regions, we are working to put Liverpool on this list also.