Hurricane Electric has announced a partnership with full-service communications solutions provider Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. (ACT) has led to the expansion of its global network to the ACT Data Center (1621 Diamond Creek Rd, Cheyenne, WY). With this new Point of Presence, Hurricane Electric becomes the first Tier 1 network in the area.

Thanks to this collaboration, local and regional ISPs as well as other networks will be able to leverage Hurricane Electric’s global IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. In addition, companies within the ACT Data Center will have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s expansive global network while enjoying lower latency and fewer router hops.

“With the addition of Hurricane Electric, local and regional ISPs will no longer have to go outside of Wyoming to utilize Tier 1 connectivity,” said Aaron Sopko, general manager at ACT. “Hurricane Electric’s new PoP at the ACT Data Center is well-timed, as the greater Cheyenne area is home to a variety of start-ups as well as established tech companies, both of which have been anticipating the arrival of Tier 1 network connectivity for years.”

“Hurricane Electric is excited to provide access to reliable high-speed IP transit for the first time to businesses in the region with the expansion of our global network to Wyoming,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “Not only will this be extremely beneficial to customers of the ACT Data Center, but the availability of Tier 1 network connectivity at this location also strengthens Hurricane Electric’s presence throughout the Midwest.”