[CENIC International Internet Exchange]
Los Angeles in motion

CENIC International Internet eXchange (CIIX) formerly known as the Los Angeles Access Point (LAAP)

NOTE: The CIIX exchange which was previously administered by the University of Southern California (USC) as the Los Angeles Access Point (LAAP) has been transitioned to administration by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)'s CIIX exchange.

The CIIX provides physical interconnections at locations in the Los Angeles area for its participants to exchange Internet traffic through co-operative bi-lateral peering agreements.

ISPs, Content Providers, Cable Networks, Universities, Not-for-Profits, etc. are all welcome to join the CIIX providing they meet some criteria. These criteria are clearly laid out in the CIIX Services Agreement Service Policies and Procedures, to which participants must agree and adhere. Organizations who think they may meet CIIX participation criteria and are interested in participating are encouraged to read these pages and to contact the CIIX.

Co-founded in 1996 with Metropolitan Fiber Systems' MAE-LA, the Los Angeles Access Point (now CIIX) was previously a project of the Information Sciences Division of the University of Southern California. It now features locations in the most interconnected building on Earth — One Wilshire at 624 S. Grand — with interconnections to Telehouse's LAIIX, located at 626 Wilshire Blvd.

Pacific Wave

Together with the Pacific Northwest Gigapop and with support from the University of Washington and the University of Southern California, CENIC also operates an international peering exchange facility at strategic locations for research & education participants to exchange Internet traffic through cooperative bilateral peering. The Pacific Wave facility is a magnet for research and education partners throughout the Americas and the Pacific Rim.

Current Pacific Wave nodes:

Los Angeles (CA) — 3 sites
Seattle (WA) — 1 site
Sunnyvale/Palo Alto (CA) — 2 sites

If you would like to discuss how to become a participant of the Pacific Wave, or if you require information not contained within these pages, please email us at info@pacificwave.net or call Celeste Anderson at (213) 740-1462.