New network providers may mean easier access to dark fiber in Southern MN

According to a press release (posted in Financial News)…

neutral-pathHurricane Electric, an IPv6-native Internet backbone, is collaborating with high-capacity communications transport service provider Neutral Path Communications to establish a new Point of Presence (PoP) within Neutral Path´s MSP1 facility, the company said.

The carrier-neutral MSP1 facility provides customers with direct access to Neutral Path Communications´ dark fiber backbone and additional fiber interconnects to a variety of providers.

The company´s underground backbone network spans over 1,300 route miles and over 110,000 fiber miles throughout the heart of the Midwest between key aggregation points in Denver, Omaha and Minneapolis. With the establishment of this latest PoP, Hurricane Electric is now one of ten additional Internet suppliers at this location.

According to their map (right) they are in Rochester, Minneapolis, Mankato Belle Plaine, LaSalle and Windom.

A press release from Neutral Path explains some of the benefits to local providers or providers with a local presence in terms of peering…



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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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