HOUIX doesn't have much history. Founded Dec 2019 HOUIX has been created to provide an affordable point of interconnect in Houston Texas. Using our experience we have gained operating an IX in Kansas City we have built HOUIX.


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These are just some of our most frequently asked questions:

HOUIX is a Free Internet Exchange Point (FIXP) recently created in May 2019. It provides a physical Ethernet switched infrastructure to ISPs and Internet related business companies to exchange IP traffic.

HOUIX has been created to help Internet development and traffic optimization in the Houston area. Peering is free thanks to our supporters who continue to provide HOUIX with the services, hardware and labor it needs to continue services our peers.

Most members are ISPs, CSPs, RENs, or general telecoms operators. Please view our home page for a list of participants.

Since Dec 2019 HOUIX has provided peering ports free of charge. While we don't charge port fees. You may incur a charge from the building providing the cross connect.

No. We are strictly an exchange point. Our supporters can provide you with other services as needed..

Any legal entity with a valid Autonomous System Number (ASN) able to connect is welcome at HOUIX.

To get started please fill out the Peering Request Form and then check out the our How to Peer page for some more detailed info.

HOUIX usage policy is available here

HOUIX is based on Cisco Nexus switches. Our primary route server is a Cisco ASR-1002-F and we operate a secondary open source platform for redundancy and automation. Each POP is interconnected with dark fiber and our own MUX/DEMUX gear.

Yes we permit the sale of services over HOUIX (transit, etc). We ask that you please contact us prior to doing so.

Didn't answer your question? Send your question to info@houix.net

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Special thanks our supporters who through their continued generosity have made HOUIX possible.

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