FiberLight, LLC recently announced the completion of the first US-based redundant fiber-optic network for the largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in the world, London Internet Exchange (LINX), within the Northern Virginia (NoVA) metropolitan market. The new metro ring supports LINX’s strategic expansion throughout the region. providing enhanced access across LINX’s new multi-site Internet Exchange (IX) in NoVA, connecting three switching Points of Presence (PoPs) – the EvoSwitch facility in Manassas, CoreSight in Reston, and Dupont Fabros in Ashburn.
A gateway to national and global networks, Northern Virginia currently represents the largest concentration of Internet traffic in the United States. It is estimated that NoVA-based data centers currently carry more than 50% of the nation’s Internet traffic. Leveraging FiberLight’s robust network footprint in the region – which extends more than 600 route miles into central and Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland – LINX can now provide its members in this prominent telecommunications hub with a resilient solution for exchanging local and global Internet traffic in this – complete with improved network performance, low latency, cost savings and optimized control. The network build also enables the exchange to extend its reach, which currently spans more than 80% of the global routing table.
FiberLight owns and operates 500,000+ miles of robust fiber networks in over 44 key growth areas across Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and continues to expand its high performance fiber optic. The LINX network proclamation comes on the heels of its December 2013 release with data center company BYTEGRID® announcing the roll-out of ‘Maryland Connect’, a turnkey “building-to-cage” and “cage-to-cage” network transport solution, as well as its largest network build to date in the state of Texas.
To learn more about FiberLight’s robust fiber-optic network solutions, visit www.fiberlight.com.
For more information about LINX, visit www.linx.net.