Connecting Internet Traffic Through Canada’s Capital
National Capital Internet Exchange, operating as Ottawa-Gatineau Internet Exchange or OGIX, is a central meeting point for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other network operators to connect directly and exchange traffic locally with each other. An Internet exchange increases routing efficiency, reduces the travel time of traffic through a central hub of physically interconnected networks, keeps local traffic from crossing international borders unnecessarily, and can reduce costs for network operators.
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Internet traffic stays on a local infrastructure resulting in cost savings from direct traffic exchange between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as opposed to exchanging traffic through third-party networks
Faster Network Traffic
Internet Exchanges are a shortcut for traffic delivery avoiding data being routed long distances.
As more members join the internet exchange, more traffic routes are available. Traffic will flow through more efficient routes increasing bandwidth for ISPs sending data.