DE-CIX's first Internet Exchange in North America was opened in 2014 in New York. In 2016, the second interconnection platform in Dallas opened its gates, followed by Chicago 2020 and Richmond in 2021 and Phoenix in 2022. Together, they form the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem in North America.
We serve more markets than any other Internet Exchange in the US
With its interconnection platforms, DE-CIX brought the European Internet Exchange model to North America. The main difference to existing IXs in the US is that DE-CIX's platforms are distributed over several data centers and offer more access points than other Internet Exchanges. More access points means more opportunities for networks and companies to join, multiplying your interconnection opportunities.