TOP-IX is a non-profit consortium located in Turin. It counts 80+ members including SMEs, large ICT and TLC corporations, public institutions and local universities.
The Consortium has been created in 2002 with the aim to increase the development of the Internet infrastructure in the North-West of Italy by running an Internet Exchange Point (IXP). The Consortium supports the practice of peering and network neutrality as means to advance Internet development. Moreover, through its Development Program (DP), TOP-IX aims at leveraging Internet and the related infrastructure as the key tool for strengthening competitiveness and fostering growth in the economic system at large.
The Consortium promotes impact-oriented experimentations and fosters collaboration between different stakeholders in the public, private, academic and research sectors.