Six Cities for Expansion
CarrierHotels News Staff
Aug. 23, 2000 -- Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc. plans to
open PAIX neutral Internet exchange facilities in six new cities
in the United States and Europe by the end of the year.
the PAIX facilities will offer a choice of carriers from which
customers can order circuits, as well as service providers with
which to establish peering relationships.
will open new facilities in Seattle, Virginia and New York in
the third quarter and in Dallas, Amsterdam (Holland), and Atlanta
in the fourth quarter of this year. Each facility will have a
robust physical infrastructure, high-level security, advanced
equipment, and a staff with extensive experience in global peering
neutral peering is fundamental to the dynamic growth of the Internet,
and the expansion of PAIX as a neutral exchange point underpins
our commitment to the positive development of Internet infrastructure,''
said Nick Tanzi, president and chief operating officer of Metromedia
the Internet continues its explosive growth there is an ever-increasing
demand for facilities in which providers can exchange traffic
with one another,'' said Tim Guarnieri, vice president of PAIX.
``Our aggressive expansion offers companies that are building
the next generation of Internet infrastructure a reliable, secure,
open environment for deploying their networks in the markets where
they need to be to grow their business.''
of the largest Internet exchanges -- or locations on the Internet
where ISPs and network providers come together to exchange traffic
-- PAIX enables ISPs and network providers to move traffic between
networks efficiently and cost-effectively. Unlike traditional
network access points, PAIX is not owned or controlled by a telecommunications
company or carrier, thus allowing customers maximum flexibility
and service choice. This neutrality, combined with PAIX's proven
track record and the freedom of choice PAIX offers its customers,
sets PAIX apart from other network access points and newcomers
to the Internet exchange business
addition to its current expansion in 51 cities in North America,
Metromedia Fiber Network is
establishing an international presence with planned fiber optic
network builds in 16 cities throughout Europe.