Ottawa Internet eXchange

News updated for
April 7, 2017

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The Ottawa Internet Exchange and its members adhere to several policies relating to the operation of the exchange fabric as well as to good corporate governance. A number of these policies come in the form of Best Common Practices which are dedicated to describe how OttIX is run technically, while the other policies govern the relationship with the corporation.

While not a primer on not-for-profit corporate governance, generally speaking the following documents are changeable only at an annual meeting of members:

All other documents listed below are changeable by the OttIX Board and staff.


Those wishing to join the Ottawa Internet Exchange shall follow the process in the Application Form and agree to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum of Understanding, aside from governing the relationship between OttIX and its members also requires adherance to the policies and BCPs listed in this document, as updated from time to time. The MOU is not negotiable, although new members are welcome to suggest improvements which would then require approval by the Board and become binding upon all members.

Best Common Practices

Prospective and current peers are advised to keep abreast of current BCP documents that OttIX have implemented for the sound running of the exchange.

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