Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom,
The DE-CIX Virtual Interconnection Summit – North American edition – held on December 16, 2020 unveiled news that the company announced two new Internet Exchange (IX) sites in North America, doubling the company’s presence overnight.
The ‘breaking news’ included new locations for DE-CIX in Chicago and Richmond Virginia.
DE-CIX Chicago is available for service today in 12 facilities throughout the metro market including key carrier hotels 427 S. LaSalle and 350 E. Cermak. The fully redundant and distributed carrier and data center neutral IX and multi-service interconnection fabric of DE-CIX Chicago, launches with more than 10 networks connected day one. DE-CIX Chicago anchors the Midwest region for DE-CIX North America. Connectivity in and throughout Chicago reaches the east, west and southern coasts of the United States with direct connectivity to Canada, firmly positioning the market as a core interconnection point in North America. Until today, Chicago is the only core communications hub without a second major Internet Exchange. Similar to the Dallas market prior to DE-CIX Dallas’ launch in 2016, DE-CIX intends to create a second major IX in the Chicago market
DE-CIX’s Richmond expansion is possible through the asset acquisition of the RVA-IX | Richmond Virginia Internet Exchange. RVA-IX is a community-lead IX non-profit initiative that was launched in 2016 by: SummitIG, Richweb, VA Skywire, Pixel Factory, and the Bank of Virginia. The RVA-IX has access points throughout the Richmond market with Pixel Factory Data Center, EdgeConneX, and QTS Datacenters. Through the asset acquisition of the RVA-IX, DE-CIX will take operational ownership, and will expand upon its interconnection capabilities benefiting the local and regional market. Integration into the DE-CIX interconnection ecosystem means that connected networks in Richmond will have access to more services, can reach
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