massix_top_logoMassachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX) and the Open-IX Association (OIX) recently announced that MASS IX is the first Boston-based Internet Exchange Point (IXP) to be awarded OPEN-IX® OIX-1 certification.  MASS IX, powered by TOWARDEX, provides a state-of-the-art physical platform that is distributed over seven data centers in the Boston metro area, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the region.  Its mission is focused on improving performance and lowering the cost of network interconnections throughout the greater Boston area.

By earning OIX-1 certification, MASS IX confirms that it adheres to standards of neutrality, openness, service offering, infrastructure and operations.  The designation defines the technical requirements, minimum service levels and information-sharing provisions of participating exchanges.
According to MASS IX Director James Jun, the Open-IX certification “signifies that MASS IX is delivering a world-class peering experience that is in compliance with professional standards focused on openness and neutrality adopted by the Internet community.”

The certification marks the tenth OIX-1 certified IXP for the Open-IX Association since its establishment in 2013, a testament to how the Internet exchange and data center communities are actively working to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in markets across the globe.

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