August 2023 WIX members celebrate reaching fiscal sustainability for the organization, as a 501c6 federally recognized non-profit. WIX now has 12 peering members.
February 2021 – the WIX welcomes Hunter Communications as a member. With a membership of five: Emerald Broadband, Eugene 4J School District, XS Media, and Douglas Fast Net.
Fall 2020 – The WIX improves the internet experience for students during the COVID-19 pandemic, by facilitating peering between Emerald Broadband and the Eugene 4J school district.
March 5th, 2020 – Community members gather to organize a WIX Board of Directors and elect officers: Stephen Parac, President, Jared Swezey, Vice President, Neil Langlois, Treasurer, and Matt Sayre, Secretary.
January 24, 2020 – WIX is incorporated as an Oregon nonprofit corporation.
July 2019 – A second Juniper QFX Switch is donated to the WIX from US Ignite, configured and staged for the 2nd-floor expansion of 859 Willamette Street’s Interconnect site.
March of 2019 – More than two dozen attendees show up for a public ‘Call for Founders’ event, which validates community interest in formalizing a local internet exchange. Supporting speakers include Eric Rosenberry and Cory Schruth from NWAX.
December 2018 – https://thewix.net website comes online.
Spring 2018 – US Ignite/Juniper donate a QFX5100-48 switch, which is configured and racked at an interconnect facility in the basement of 859 Willamette Street.
Spring 2017 – A publicly managed “middle mile” solution comes online bringing 10×10 gigabit transport between Eugene and Portland, and Eugene and San Jose.
January 2016 – Milo Mecham and Matt Sayre convene local partners and representatives from NWAX about “NWAX in Eugene”. Ironically, some stakeholders are not able to participate due to insufficient bandwidth at the meeting, for remote participants using Skype.