FirstLight Clients Now Have Network Access to DE-CIX New York


FirstLight, fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier clients throughout the U.S. Northeast, is welcomed to join DE-CIX’s North America’s Transport Partner program. The partnership would leverage an interconnection agreement to enable FirstLight customers seamless access to DE-CIX New York, part of one of the world’s largest Internet Exchange organizations.

Ed d’Agostino, VP and GM at DE-CIX North America
“FirstLight can now offer colleges, universities, ISPs, and businesses throughout Pennsylvania easy connectivity to DE-CIX,” said Ed d’Agostino, VP and GM at DE-CIX North America.

FirstLight joins DE-CIX North America’s Transport Partner program, giving more networks the chance to connect to this platform for multi-service interconnection without the need for extra colocation. With the help of this collaboration, users may now use the transport network of FirstLight to gain turnkey access to DE-CIX New York at 325 Hudson Street. A private transport connection can be used to access DE-CIX in order to directly peer with content providers, ISPs, carriers, enterprise firms, and other organizations that run their own networks, such as universities, research and educational institutes, government agencies, and more.

“We are delighted to have FirstLight with their expansive footprint and services offer turnkey connectivity to DE-CIX New York,” said Ed d’Agostino, Vice President and General Manager at DE-CIX North America. “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.”

DE-CIX New York claims to be the fifth-largest US Internet Exchange. It is Open-IX certified and carrier and data center neutral. Each metro region that the IX platform supports has a distribution of the platform across significant carrier hotels and data centers.

Interconnection Ecosystem 

The interconnection agreement makes it possible to access DE-CIX from virtually any place on the FirstLight network, adding tens of thousands of new network access points.

A complete array of high bandwidth connection solutions, including Ethernet, wavelength, and dark fiber services, as well as dedicated Internet access solutions, data center, cloud, and voice services, are all provided by FirstLight.

“FirstLight is thrilled to expand our role in the DE-CIX New York interconnection ecosystem,” said Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO at FirstLight. “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.”