Our Goal

The OIX-1 standards encompass physical, operational and open access requirements including interconnection policies, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), up-time guarantees and more.

The goal of the standard is to capture the critical aspects necessary to support the mission-critical applications and massive scale interconnection.

A second task of the IXP Standards Committee is to evaluate IXP requests for certification against the OIX-1 standards.

Committee Members

All OIX Committees are comprised of volunteer representatives from the Global Internet community who are coming together to create a better, safer, stronger, fairer Internet. The expected weekly time commitment for task completion is 1-2 hours per week. It is asked that volunteers for this committee commit to a one-year term.


Phillip Koblence


Paul Emmons

Board Liaison

Matt Griswold


Charles Gucker


Bryan Brooks


Sam Curtis


Woody Ferrell

Additional Documentation

IXP Committee Charter

The complete IXP Committee Charter.

Application Review

Outline of the application review process. (Excerpt from the Committee Charter)

Maintaining the Standard

Annual review of the standard. (Excerpt from the Committee Charter)

Tools and Resource Development

The IXP Committee will participate in creating valuable resources for the community. (Excerpt from the Committee Charter)