Northwest Access Exchange - Services

Connection Options:
1gbps Port

1st port FREE - additional, $295/month
2nd port FREE if connected at a second NWAX POP

10gbps Port $250/month
25gbps Port $500/month
100gbps Port $1500/month

NWAX does not charge activation or setup fees and does not require a contract to join - service is month-to-month - just email to get LOA/CFA issued!

Media types:

We may be able to support other optic frequencies on single mode fiber (CWDM, DWDM, 1550nm, BiDi, etc…) - please email us to inquire. Note that in these cases the member is required to provide the optics for both ends from a mutually agreeable supplier, the member is responsible for procuring spares, the optics must be programmed to be compatible with the NWAX equipment, and in the future if NWAX switches hardware platforms all responsibility for getting optics compatible with the new switches falls on the member.

Getting Started

Prerequisites: You need an ASN, an account in, equipment in the desired colo, and compliant media (see above).

  1. Send an email to with the name of the colo where you want to connect, how many ports, and the speed of the ports.
  2. We will send you an LOA to use to order the cross-connect.
  3. When the cross-connect is complete, verify your light levels, and share them with us via email to At that time, let us know if you would like to use LACP.
  4. Watch for a welcome message from our IXP Manager system, and access your user account.
  5. We will let you know when the setup is complete and send you instructions for connecting to the route server.
  6. Make a copy of the member payment onboarding and contact preferences form and have it completed and returned to

How to connect to the route servers

Other configuration guides

AMS-IX general guide:
NLNOG reference for filtering:
Neighbor configs: 

Useful facts