Connex, Inc. offers Internet bandwidth with all of our Phoenix colocation plans, on our multi-homed network featuring Hurricane Electric and Cogent Communications as carriers.
Hurricane Electric is a major worldwide International Internet Backbone Provider. As one of the world's top 10 most interconnected Internet networks, H.E.'s Internet backbone is international and fully redundant, with thousands of 10GigE and OC192 connections at every location. H.E.'s backbone is all fiber optic, and utilizes intelligent routing to make sure that customer's traffic goes the most direct and fastest route to its destination. Peering and transit locations are listed here.
In addition to H.E.'s own international Internet backbone, H.E. has peering relationships with over five-thousand (5,000) major national and international networks, and also directly connects to over one-thousand three-hundred (1,300) major national and international Internet networks. H.E. directly connects to AT&T, Akamai, XO, Verio, Verizon, Abovenet, Swisscom, Japan Telecom, Earthlink, Broadwing, MSN, etc. and most any major network that you can think of within the industry. Directly connecting to and exchange traffic with most all major networks increases the speed of data transfer by sending data directly to its destination. In addition to this Hurricane Electric also has over five-thousand (5,000) peering sessions with major Internet Networks. This gives Hurricane Electric network users maximum speed and reliability.
Hurricane Electric's switched network utilizes the Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 (BGP4) over dark fiber and long haul wavelengths. H.E. always updates the router's IOS after stress testing the latest IOS on a non-critical router, to make sure it is very stable. The switch that your equipment will ultimately be connected to is connected back to a core router via fiber.
Cogent Communications' worldwide Tier 1 optical IP network is one of the
largest of its kind, with direct IP connectivity to more than 3,650 AS
(Autonomous System) networks around the world and over 13,000 Gbps
internetworking capacity. Cogent's network is IPv6 and MPLS enabled,
providing state-of-the-art solutions for businesses. Being a
facilities-based carrier, Cogent takes advantage of full end-to-end
control over its transport and routing technology to provide reliable
and scalable service.
Cogent's network stretches over 170 markets throughout 32 countries
in North America and Europe, with over 54,400 route miles of longhaul
fiber and more than 16,000 miles of metropolitan fiber serving over 420
metropolitan rings. Cogent's end-to-end optical transport network consists of IP-over-WDM
fiber links running up to 680 Gbps intercity capacity and 320 Gbps on
metropolitan rings, located in Cogent's major markets throughout North
America and Europe. On the IP layer, Cogent's Tier 1, IPv6 and MPLS enabled network has
direct IP connectivity to more than 3,650 AS (Autonomous System)
networks around the world with over 13,000 Gbps internetworking