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Promoting the use of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
PDF document, by the Internet Society, march 2012. The Internet is not a single entity, but is made up of independent networks which agree to share traffic with each other’s customers using a common protocol (TCP/IP). Without this it would be impossible for users of two different networks to even send each other email. In this respect the key task of an Internet provider is to ensure that its users are able to most cost-effectively, rapidly, and securely connect to any point in the world that is connected to the Internet, be it a web site on the provider's network or a user connected to another network, in the same city or in a distant part of the world. Internet Exchange Points ( IXP ) are a vital part of this system.
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