FirstLight to offer transport to peering at DE-CIX New York

Oct. 25, 2022
Internet exchange operator and services provider DE-CIX says that FirstLight has joined its North American Transport Partner program.

Internet exchange operator and services provider DE-CIX says that FirstLight has joined its North American Transport Partner program. The membership enables FirstLight customers access to DE-CIX New York, the internet exchange DE-CIX operates in that city.

FirstLight offer fiber-optic network services to customers in the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Its customers can now enjoy turnkey access to DE-CIX New York at 325 Hudson Street as well as its peering capabilities.

“We are delighted to have FirstLight with their expansive footprint and services offer turnkey connectivity to DE-CIX New York,” commented Ed d’Agostino, vice president and general manager of DE-CIX North America. “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.”

“FirstLight is thrilled to expand our role in the DE-CIX New York interconnection ecosystem,” added Kurt Van Wagenen, president and CEO of FirstLight. “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.”

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

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