What is the DET-IX?
The Detroit Internet Exchange
(DET-IX) is a not-for-profit Regional Internet Exchange Point (IXP) with core switching fabric located in Southfield Michigan. Membership and interconnection is free. The collaboration of carriers, ISP’s, and Enterprise Businesses connected to DET-IX allows for traffic to be exchanged freely, rather than paying to make the connection.
Who Can Join?
The Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX) is open to all carriers, Internet service providers and enterprise businesses. Membership and interconnection is free. On average, members route 60 percent of their traffic through the Detroit Internet Exchange. Joining the DET-IX gives you the freedom to peer with content providers such Google, Netflix and many others for free.
- Cost Effective
- Routing approximately 60 percent of your traffic routed through members of the exchange will help you spend less on transit providers
- Ports at the Detroit Internet Exchange are free
- Better End-User Experience
- Increase network speed, reduce hops and lower latency by creating more direct paths between networks
- Increased Redundancy
- Adding peers minimizes dependence on transit providers
- Larger Bandwidth Capacity
- Distribute large amounts of traffic across many networks
Requirements to Join
To become a member of the Detroit Internet Exchange, you must:
- Have your own assigned Autonomous System Number (ASN)
- Have your own IP space
- Have a presence in one of the following facilities:
- 123Net – 24700 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield, MI 48075
- 123Net – 24275 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield, MI 48075
- 123Net – 24245 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield, MI 48075
- 365 Data Centers – 24660 Lahser Rd. Southfield, MI 48075
- EdgeConneX – 21005 Lahser Rd. Southfield, MI 48033
How to Apply and more Information