About IdahoIX – the Idaho Internet Exchange

Welcome to the Idaho Internet Exchange (IdahoIX), a first-of-its-kind community effort to improve internet connections and decrease costs by creating additional internet access points in the Boise area.

Established in January 2023, IdahoIX is a local connection point for internet-related organizations in the Idaho region to peer and exchange network traffic. IdahoIX aims to enhance network performance and reliability while reducing latency for local traffic by ensuring that local traffic stays within the area. IdahoIX also reduces the use of third-party internet traffic, which cuts costs and minimizes the risk of a broken transit connection. IdahoIX is hosted at Involta’s purpose-built data center in Boise, Idaho.

IdahoIX is a non-profit organization that relies on participants’ generosity for charitable donations to improve the services provided. Donations are welcome. Acceptable types of contributions include equipment, transport or cash. Cash donations can be used for ARIN fees, hosting fees, domain, colocation, management and more. For more information about IdahoIX, please contact us.

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IdahoIX Program Details

IdahoIX is open for participation to anyone who wishes to get involved. There are no requirements for the participants other than following the exchange rules.

IdahoIX’s 1GbE and 10GbE ports are available free of charge. However, participants are responsible for covering a monthly fee for single-mode fiber cross-connections to the switch from the data center.

IdahoIX offers optional route servers for participants to exchange routes with all other peering participants. Additionally, participants are encouraged to use IdahoIX to form bilateral peering with other participants.

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With every participant and every connection, IdahoIX grows stronger, creating faster and more reliable network trafficking. When we work together toward a common goal, we all benefit. Join IdahoIX today.

Key Milestones

2022-09

Articles of Incorporation filed for non-profit Idaho Internet Exchange

2022-10

First two switches donated from Arista arrive

2022-12

OrgID and ASN AS17169 issued from ARIN

2023-06

Idaho Internet Exchange website launched