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Commercial Internet eXchange
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(CIX) The CIX is a non-profit, 501(c)6, trade association
coordinating Internet services. Its member organisations
provide TCP/IP or OSI data internetwork services to the
general public. The CIX gives them unrestricted access to
other worldwide networks. It also takes an interest in the
development and future direction of the Internet.
The CIX provides a neutral forum to exchange ideas,
information, and experimental projects among suppliers of
internetworking services. The CIX broadens the base of
national and international cooperation and coordination among
member networks. Together, the membership may develop
consensus positions on legislative and policy issues of mutual
The CIX encourages technical research and development for the
mutual benefit of suppliers and customers of data
communications internetworking services. It assists its
member networks in the establishment of, and adherence to,
operational, technical, and administrative policies and
standards necessary to ensure fair, open, and competitive
operations and communication among member networks. CIX
policies are formulated by a member-elected board of