The Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX) is a not-for-profit Regional Internet Exchange Point (IXP) with core switching fabric located in Southfield Michigan. Membership and interconnection is free. The collaboration of carriers, ISP's, and Enterprise Businesses connected to DET-IX allows for traffic to be exchanged freely, rather than paying to make the connection.
Peering with local and regional networks shrinks the diameter of the internet. DET-IX members experience reduced latency and hops by peering to other connected networks. This brings your network closer to your customers, and brings your customers closer to members content. Besides better connecting your network, peering adds real cost savings.