“ The Saint Lucia Internet Exchange Point (SLiX) was commissioned in February 2014 as part of the connectivity component of the CARCIP Project. An Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is a location at which Internet Service Providers (ISPs), in country or locality, exchange domestic Internet traffic domestically between their customers on a cost-neutral basis. By so doing ISPs avoid having to send domestic-bound traffic across expensive international transit providers.
At present there are only a few relatively small IXPs in the Caribbean region, all activated recently. As a result, nearly every Caribbean ISP must rely on expensive international transit providers for connectivity. CARCIP seeks to improve access to and uptake of broadband by addressing both the supply side and demand side of Broadband.
Definition on what is an Internet Exchange Point
"The Role of Internet Exchange Points"
Hernán Galperin, pH.D.
Universidad De San Andrés / Conicet (Argentina