FiberLight connects US network for LINX

Fiber-optic network services provider FiberLight, LLC, has completed and delivered what the company says is the first redundant fiber-optic network for the London Internet Exchange (LINX) in the United States within the Northern Virginia metropolitan market.

Fiber-optic network services provider FiberLight, LLC, has completed and delivered what the company says is the first redundant fiber-optic network for the London Internet Exchange (LINX) in the United States within the Northern Virginia metropolitan market.

LINX’s London exchange is the largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in the world, reaching more of the global routing table than any other IXP, the company asserts. In October, the operator announced its newest Internet exchange in the U.S. in the Northern Virginia area. The new exchange, called LINX NoVA, will provide ISPs, content owners, and network operators with the ability to peer Internet traffic at a choice of three different physical data center locations.

The new metro ring, which uses FiberLight’s 100% underground fiber-optic network in the Northern Virginia area, connects the three points of presence (PoPs) that make up the LINX NoVA multi-site Internet exchange. This service has been launched to provide the U.S. access to content networks with a robust and resilient means to exchange local and global Internet traffic.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with FiberLight, as this enables us to offer the very first multi-site Internet exchange in North Virginia, representing the largest concentration of Internet traffic in the United States and benefiting businesses and consumers through cost savings and increased performance,” said John Souter, chief executive officer of LINX. “We look forward to a longstanding relationship with FiberLight as we continue to expand our IX footprint in these new markets.”

“FiberLight is proud to add LINX to our growing list of world-class service providers, and we look forward to supporting their strategic expansion in our markets,” said FiberLight’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, David Spitznagel. “Because FiberLight has such a deep and robust network footprint in the North Virginia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore area, we are positioned to support the service-level requirements and expected growth of a valued partner such as LINX.”

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