Hurricane Electric Establishes PoP in Minnesota with Neutral Path
New PoP will connect Neutral Path’s customers with Hurricane Electric’s global IP network

Rochester, Minnesota - May 22, 2013 - Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone announced today that it has established a Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Neutral Path Communications, a carrier-neutral wholesale broadband transport company in Rochester, Minnesota. The new PoP will provide reliable and cost-effective connectivity between Neutral Path’s Upper Midwest clients and Hurricane Electric’s vast IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

“We are excited to reach customers in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and elsewhere in the Midwest via our partnership with Neutral Path Communications and our Rochester PoP,” said Reid Fishler, Hurricane Electric’s Director of Carrier Services. “Access to Neutral Path’s diverse communication routes through Minneapolis and Kansas City will allow us to provide improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in our IP connectivity services.”

“Hurricane Electric’s connectivity services and solutions are the best in the industry,” said Derek Fisher, Neutral Path Communications’ co-founder and principal. “This partnership with Hurricane Electric allows us to enhance the connectivity options we provide to our customers.”

The new PoP, which marks Hurricane Electric’s second expansion in the past month, provides access to IPv6 and IPv4 systems and services using 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100Base-T network connections.

About Neutral Path Communications, LLC
Neutral Path Communications, headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota, is a wholesale broadband transport company offering dark-fiber, cross-connect, carrier-hotel and other services to providers of broadband services. Neutral Path develops effective and efficient facilities, technology pathways and paths to meet clients’ requirements. Neutral Path is truly neutral, with respect to both its clients and its upstream carriers. Neutral Path is committed to providing its customers with the industry’s most secure, reliable and cost-effective data transport services.
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About Hurricane Electric
Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 60 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,700 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two 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 Hurricane’s newest facility: the 208,000 ft2 Fremont 2.
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