Premium interconnection in the US
DE-CIX's first interconnection platform in the United States was opened in 2013 in New York. In 2016, the second interconnection platform in Dallas opened its gates, followed by Chicago and Richmond in 2020.
Bringing the European Internet Exchange model to the US
With its interconnection platforms, DE-CIX exports the European Internet Exchange model to North America. The main difference to existing IXs in the US is that DE-CIX's platforms are distributed over several data centers and offer more access points than other Internet Exchanges. More access points means more opportunities for networks to join, multiplying your interconnection opportunities.
DE-CIX North America
DE-CIX New York, DE-CIX Dallas, DE-CIX Chicago, and DE-CIX Richmond are operated by DE-CIX North America Inc. The company was created to actively pursue the establishment of independent Internet Exchanges on the North American continent.
Specific information for OIX compliance
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DE-CIX North America, with both its New York and Dallas Open-IX certified IX platforms, is helping to drive internet traffic growth in the US, and illustrating the dramatic development of the Internet peering and interconnection market.