Canada’s internet infrastructure

81% of Canadians believe ISPs should invest in building up Canada’s internet infrastructure inside the country’s borders.8

Currently, nearly three quarters of Canadians have privacy and security concerns related to data travelling and being stored south of the border.

  • 57% of Canadians are unaware of the fact that much of Canada’s internet infrastructure, including communications beginning and ending in Canada, run through the U.S.9
  • Just over 1/3 of Canadians are aware that many cloud services in Canada store data on servers located in the U.S.10

76% of Canadians are concerned about the security and privacy of their personal information on the internet if stored in or routed through the U.S., up from 64% in 2016.11

Complete data on statistics shared above found here.

An internet exchange point (IXP) is a hub where independent networks can interconnect directly to one another, providing high-bandwidth and low-latency access at a lower cost than traditional transit. IXPs help keep Canadian data that flows from one Canadian to another in Canada, rather than routing through the U.S.

Canada currently has 11 IXPs across Canada.

Internet exchange points across Canada include: MonctonIX in Moncton, HFXIX in Halifax, QIX in Montreal, OTTIX in Ottawa, TORIX in Toronto, WEDIX in Windsor, MBIX in Winnipeg, YXEIX in Saskatoon, YYCIX in Calgary, YYEIX in Edmonton, and VANIX in Vancouver.