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Press Release -- July 14th, 2021
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Hurricane Electric Adds Additional High Speed IP Transit in Davenport, Iowa With New Point of Presence at SFN IA-Davenport Data Center

New Point of Presence in Davenport will provide additional high-speed IP transit options for ISPs and enterprises throughout Eastern Iowa

DAVENPORT, IOWA – July 14, 2021 - Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone announced today that it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) at SFN IA-Davenport, operated by South Front Networks. The new PoP is located at 2814 North Clark St., Davenport IA 52804, United States.

SFN builds and operates regional carrier neutral fiber optic networks in Minnesota and Iowa. This data center is strategically located to provide reliable service to customers in and around this Iowa economic center. This PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first location in Iowa. It will provide enterprises in Scott County with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

As the largest of the Quad Cities, Davenport is flourishing with business. It is home to a large number of manufacturing companies, along with many established IT companies. Davenport is among the many cities in the Midwest that are recognizing the cash crop that is tech. Local industry leaders are working to drive a technology revolution. For example, companies like Deere & Co -- the largest one in Davenport -- are beginning to utilize innovative technological practices such as IoT to drive ‘Smart Farming.’

Customers of SFN IA and those in and around Davenport now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with more than 9,000 different networks via more than 250 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

“Hurricane Electric is excited to launch its first PoP in Iowa,” said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. “This new PoP will provide additional connectivity options for SFN IA’s customers and organizations throughout Eastern Iowa as they continue to adopt new tech applications to drive their businesses.”

About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected more than 250 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 9,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa and a PoP in Australia. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet.

Additional information can be found at http://he.net.

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