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TMCNet:  Hurricane Electric Continues Summer Network Expansion With Point of Presence at Nebraska Colocation Centers

[August 13, 2014]

Hurricane Electric Continues Summer Network Expansion With Point of Presence at Nebraska Colocation Centers

OMAHA, Neb. --(Business Wire)--

Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, today announced that it has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Nebraska Colocation Centers (NCC) located at 1623 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102. The facility houses one of the oldest carrier hotels in the area and has provided state-of-the-art colocation services to regional, as well as national, carriers for more than twenty years.

Hurricane Electric (News - Alert) employs a rsilient fiber-optic topology and 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. Having first deployed IPv6 in 2001, Hurricane Electric offers IPv6 as a core service; every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity as well as classic IPv4 connectivity.

Situated within NCC's Carrier Hotel, this new PoP will enable customers to experience improved fault tolerance, lower latency and increased network capacity through 100GE (100 gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections. Additionally, customers will now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or "peer," with Hurricane Electric's global network.

"Hurricane Electric is dedicated to providing unparalleled next-generation IP connectivity to customers in the Midwest," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. "It's one part of Hurricane Electric's strategy to remain ahead of the incredible growth in IPv6 traffic."

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 80 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,400 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. 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://www.he.net.


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