Colo Atl and Community IX Holdings (CIX) are pairing up to enable increased connectivity options for customers in the Atlanta area. CIX-ATL, a community-based peering exchange, selected Colo Atl’s secure colocation space at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta for its connectivity needs, which provides stronger ways for businesses that operate in the area to connect.
CIX is a Virginia-based nonprofit established in 2014 to create an internet exchange with cost-effective peering solutions. According to InternetSociety.org, internet exchange points provide important benefits to users. They can lower costs by decreasing operating costs for internet service providers, which provides stronger connectivity at a better price to users.
Colo Atl assists with CIX’s mission by allowing CIX and its members, including internet service providers, content providers and enterprises within the facility, to securely and conveniently cross connect, with no monthly recurring fees, between tenants within the Meet-Me-Area (MMA).
“In our aim to expand our footprint and deliver content to more users in the Atlanta area, it was an easy decision to make. Colo Atl’s entire ecosystem is the ideal fit for our mission of encouraging more peering and interconnection. Additionally, Colo Atl offers a wonderful, accessible customer service team who will provide help every step of the way.” – Randy Epstein Co-founder and Board Member for CIX.
“CIX-ATL is a most welcome and timely addition to the Colo Atl family. Our existing tenants can now connect to CIX through Colo Atl, providing increased business opportunities for them. IXs play a critical role across the digital infrastructure landscape and their collective mission to always put the customer first is very much aligned with how we do business at Colo Atl. Our free cross-connection capabilities and carrier-neutral colocation and data center facility offers a safe and secure environment to foster content exchange at lower costs and greater speed, making us the ideal interconnection partner in Atlanta.” – John Ghirardelli, General Manager for Colo Atl.
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