DE-CIX, a top Internet Exchange (IX) operator and provider of one of the world's largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystems, announced that it has brought FirstLight into its North American Transport Partner program.
The new partnership leverages an interconnection agreement to enable FirstLight customers with seamless access to DE-CIX New York, the largest carrier and data center neutral and Open-IX certified IX operating on the Eastern Seaboard. FirstLight is an internet service provider in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic U.S., offering a range of digital infrastructure platforms over its fiber-optic network, including high quality connectivity, security solutions, cloud services, managed services, and more.
FirstLight joining DE-CIX North America’s Transport Partner program offers the opportunity for more networks to gain access to the IX's multi-service interconnection platform without additional colocation requirements. With the new partnership, customers can now leverage FirstLight’s transport network for turnkey access to DE-CIX New York at 325 Hudson Street.
Additionally, DE-CIX’s interconnected global IX fabric enables organizations that operate their own network – including universities, research and educational institutions, government agencies and more – the ability to leverage a private transport connection to reach DE-CIX to directly peer with content providers, ISPs, carriers, enterprise businesses, etc.
Ed d’Agostino, VP and GM of DE-CIX North America said:
“We are delighted to have FirstLight with their expansive footprint and services offer turnkey connectivity to DE-CIX New York. Many networks in New York and New England already use FirstLight’s transport to reach us. And now, with their new network throughout Pennsylvania, FirstLight can offer colleges, universities, ISPs, and businesses throughout Pennsylvania easy connectivity to DE-CIX.”
As noted in a press release, the new interconnection partnership opens up access to DE-CIX from nearly any point on the FirstLight network, enabling access from tens of thousands of more locations.
Kurt Van Wagenen, president and CEO of FirstLight, commented:
“FirstLight is thrilled to expand our role in the DE-CIX New York interconnection ecosystem, We’re committed to providing organizations with access to the high-quality connectivity and solutions they need to thrive in our digital world. Enabling seamless, low latency access to the world’s largest neutral IX operator is a benefit to all of our customers.”