For Immediate Release
Hurricane Electric and Advanced Communications Technology Partner to Bring Tier 1 Connectivity to Wyoming
New Point of Presence at ACT Data Center will provide global IP network connectivity to the Greater Cheyenne area and beyond
CHEYENNE, WYOMING – August 15, 2016 – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that a partnership with full-service communications solutions provider Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. (ACT) has led to the expansion of its global network to the ACT Data Center (1621 Diamond Creek Rd, Cheyenne, WY). With this new Point of Presence, Hurricane Electric becomes the first Tier 1 network in the area.
Thanks to this collaboration, local and regional ISPs as well as other networks will be able to leverage Hurricane Electric’s global IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. In addition, companies within the ACT Data Center will have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s expansive global network while enjoying lower latency and fewer router hops.
“With the addition of Hurricane Electric, local and regional ISP’s will no longer have to go outside of Wyoming to utilize Tier 1 connectivity,” said Aaron Sopko, General Manager at ACT “Hurricane Electric’s new PoP at the ACT Data Center is well-timed, as the greater Cheyenne area is home to a variety of start-ups as well as established tech companies, both of which have been anticipating the arrival of Tier 1 network connectivity for years.”
“Hurricane Electric is excited to provide access to reliable high-speed IP transit for the first time to businesses in the region with the expansion of our global network to Wyoming,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Not only will this be extremely beneficial to customers of the ACT Data Center, but the availability of Tier 1 network connectivity at this location also strengthens Hurricane Electric’s presence throughout the Midwest.”
About Hurricane Electric
Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv4 and IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 137 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 5,600 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, three separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.
In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.
For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://he.net.
About Advanced Communications Technology, Inc.
Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. (ACT) is a full service communications solutions provider headquartered in Sheridan, Wyoming.
ACT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Range Telephone Cooperative has been offering next generation services and high-quality bandwidth solutions throughout Wyoming and Montana since 1997. In addition to the advanced solutions ACT offers as a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier in Wyoming, the company has focused recent efforts on growing a regional network. Today the company’s 1,400 mile fiber-optic network spans the entire state with connections to state-wide networks in Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, and Nebraska. All of this, coupled with ACT’s involvement in INDATEL allows for diverse, unique routes to anywhere in the country. Through this network ACT is capable of offering enterprise customers, small and large, top quality high bandwidth solutions for most any application, including mobile backhaul, tier 1 connectivity, gigabit internet services and more.
ACT offers a full suite of state-of-the-art communication services such as Broadband Internet, IP transport, wavelength, dark fiber, and next generation voice services. For more information about Advanced Communications Technology, Inc., please visit www.actaccess.net.