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Two new IXs in the US: Welcome DE-CIX Chicago and DE-CIX Richmond

During our Interconnection Summit North America edition broadcast earlier this week, we announced our 26th and 27th Internet Exchanges – DE-CIX Chicago and DE-CIX Richmond.

DE-CIX Chicago will serve networks and enterprises with interconnection services in US Northeast and beyond. The city is home to variety of industries and a one of the biggest hubs in the world for data traffic.

In Richmond, Virginia, our new interconnection platform leverages the market’s existing IX, the Richmond Virginia Internet Exchange (RVA-IX). The nearby Virginia Beach is a landing station for subsea cables from Europe and South America, and Richmond is an international hub for finance, telecommunications, transport, and education – and home to a variety of Fortune 1000 companies.

The largest neutral interconnection ecosystem in North America

The Chicago and Richmond exchanges will help us to take the interconnection ecosystem in North America to another level. Together, the DE-CIX Internet Exchanges in Chicago, Richmond, New York, and Dallas create the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem in North America. These interconnected exchanges offer a low latency path between the four cities – and an instant interconnection with hundreds of networks.