DE-CIX DirectROUTES Service Now Offers Direct Peering Access to Comcast

DE-CIX, one of the world’s largest Internet Exchange (IX) operators with a fast-growing IX in the New York metro area, now offers unique access to Comcast, America’s largest cable TV company, and second largest Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Dan Spataro
“Having a direct connection to a network the size of Comcast’s gives us a distinct advantage over other cloud providers,” said Dan Spataro, director of infrastructure operations at Linode.

Utilizing direct peering access to Comcast’s network would allow businesses to improve their network quality by lowering latency, augmenting control, eliminating congestion and optimizing their routing table. This service can be beneficial for small or medium businesses that are not normally able to gain access to larger high-quality networks due to small bandwidth requirements.

DE-CIX’s DirectROUTES service enables businesses to leverage connections to “high-quality” networks with a restrictive peering policy over an additional VLAN with no additional contract negotiations or cross-connect fees.

Customers connected to DE-CIX’s New York and Dallas exchanges, as well as remote customers from the company’s Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Marseille and Istanbul locations, can leverage “fast and simple” setup. Businesses that are not yet connected to the DE-CIX platform can have the service up and running in a matter of days. The DirectROUTES service is delivered under the standard DE-CIX terms and conditions and thus eliminates the need for further contracts.

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Ivo Ivanov
“Since Comcast does not peer at Internet Exchanges and only offers paid peering with a limited number of large networks, this is a unique and critical opportunity for businesses to gain access to an eminent player in the industry,” said Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.

“We are thrilled to offer this one-of-a-kind business opportunity to our customers,” said Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International. “Since Comcast does not peer at Internet Exchanges and only offers paid peering with a limited number of large networks, this is a unique and critical opportunity for businesses to gain access to an eminent player in the industry.”

DE-CIX North America is the operator of DE-CIX New York and DE-CIX Dallas. DE-CIX New York provides access to over 220 unique networks through a single connection. DE-CIX Dallas provides access to over 70 unique network connections.

“Having a direct connection to a network the size of Comcast’s gives us a distinct advantage over other cloud providers,” said Dan Spataro, director of infrastructure operations at Linode. “DirectROUTES allows us to skip over the middleman – something unique to Linode – instantly reducing latency and improving throughput for our customers who get their Internet connectivity through Comcast. We pride ourselves on providing the best price to performance cloud in the market, and DE-CIX DirectROUTES plays a significant role in making this possible.”

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