DE-CIX Welcomes FirstLight to Transport Partner Program

DE-CIX, an international internet exchange (IX) operator and home to a large carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem, welcomes FirstLight to its North American Transport Partner program. FirstLight is a service provider in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, offering a full suite of digital infrastructure solutions over its fiber optic network, including high-quality connectivity, security solutions, cloud services, managed services and more.

The partnership leverages an interconnection agreement to enable FirstLight’s customers seamless access to DE-CIX New York, the largest carrier and data center neutral and Open-IX certified IX operating on the entire Eastern Seaboard.

FirstLight joins DE-CIX North America’s Transport Partner program offering the opportunity for more networks to gain access to the market’s multi-service interconnection platform without additional colocation requirements. With the partnership, customers can leverage FirstLight’s transport network for turnkey access to DE-CIX New York at 325 Hudson St.

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 and more.

DE-CIX North America VP and General Manager Ed d’Agostino said, “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’s’ President and CEO Kurt Van Wagenen added, “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.”

The 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.

To learn more about FirstLight and its more than 25,000 miles of fiber network, spanning six states throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets, visit

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