The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. They provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of their members on matters of public policy.
Their members consist of access networks, ISPs such as BT and content providers like Google, who exchange internet traffic between each other over their secure peering LANs. Through LINX they are able to reach 80% of the total global Internet making it one of the single biggest connection points in the world with traffic peaks of over 3.5 Tb/s on their public peering platform alone.
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is the largest, membership run Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 700 members from 70 countries. LINX continues to expand their London presence with over 11 PoPs across the UK capital along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland.
LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC. LINX NoVA is a neutral, mutual, multi-site Internet exchange located on the east coast of the USA serving the Washington DC and mid-atlantic region of the USA. The LINX NoVA exchange uses MX960 router equipment from Juniper Networks capable of delivering 100G member ports. All NoVA locations are connected by diverse dark fibre lit by LINX.
LINX NoVA is based on the same architecture as the LINX primary LAN in London (VPLS) but it is important to note that it is not connected back to the peering LANs operated by LINX in the UK. A connection service to the LINX peering LANs in the UK is available from LINX ConneXions partners.