1623 Farnam’s on-site internet exchange, Omaha IX, received a resounding vote of confidence from major hyperscalers, including Microsoft, Qwilt and Meta. 

New additions and recent expansions by existing partners underscore Omaha IX’s role as a significant IT and connectivity enabler for mission-critical use cases and applications. Microsoft Community Cache and Qwilt are the newest members of the premier Midwest IX, having secured 20G and 100G peering capacities, respectively. This comes as existing peers such as Meta and Akamai expand their presence, with a host of organizations boosting their ports from 20G to 100G — or even from 400G to 600G.

IX participants expanding capacity also include Kansas Fiber Networks, Great Plains Communications, Hurricane Electric, Metropolitan Community College and US Internet. As Omaha IX’s growing ecosystem proves, this trajectory shows no signs of slowing down — especially as low-latency applications such as cloud gaming, AI and VR continue to grow in popularity. 

“Omaha IX, since its inception, has continued to play a pivotal role in supporting next-gen connectivity — and the innovative applications that thrive on it — throughout North America and beyond,” says Todd Cushing, president of 1623 Farnam. “These commitments from our partners and peers further demonstrate how crucial Omaha IX is to data and content delivery. Needless to say, we’re very proud of our ecosystem, and thrilled to see how it’s growing, evolving and offering even more value to every peer that interconnects here.”

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