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TMCNet:  Hurricane Electric Expands Global Internet Backbone In Canada with New Connection to the Winnipeg Internet Exchange

[December 18, 2013]

Hurricane Electric Expands Global Internet Backbone In Canada with New Connection to the Winnipeg Internet Exchange

WINNIPEG, Manitoba --(Business Wire)--

Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, today announced that it has connected to the Winnipeg Internet Exchange(WPGIX).

The new expansion will allow customers of WPGIX to experience improved fault tolerance, lower latency and increased network capacity through both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity. Additionally, WPGIX customers will now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or "peer," with Hurricane Electric's rich global Internet backbone.

"Hurricane Electric (News - Alert) is excited to expand the reach of its next-generation IPv6 Internet infrastructure in Canada," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. "This newest connection will improve Hurricane Electric's connectivity in the Greater Winnipeg area and highlights our continued commitment to the Canadian market."

Last month, Hurricane Electric announced the addition of six new connections throughout Eastern Europe.

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 75 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,200 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://he.net.


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