Industry experts share why Henrico is so extraordinary.
Founder, IEIC, Co-Founder, QTS Richmond NAP
“Henrico is home to the world’s fourth largest data center which features the QTS Richmond Network Access Point (NAP). It provides unprecedented digital gateway for Virginia businesses to connect to Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Several subsea cables, terrestrial fiber providers, and networks converge at the NAP. The Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC) continues to propel the growth of Henrico’s Internet ecosystem benefitting local businesses in the area, and for the greater good of the Internet.”
CEO, DE-CIX International, Founding Member, IEIC
“As we continue expansion of the DE-CIX global interconnection and peering platform, Henrico–with its strategic location along the East Coast, diversity from Ashburn and proximity to subsea cables–was the logical choice to make our footprint. The open-access interconnection platform is carrier-neutral and enables local businesses to get fast, reliable, and scalable global connectivity. You can reach 80% of the US population within 2 milliseconds with access to 2,400+ networks and 500+ data centers across 14 countries.”
Founding Member & Executive Director, IEIC, Co-Founder, QTS Richmond NAP
“With the unique combination of the QTS Richmond NAP, DE-CIX Richmond, the subsea cables and a very favorable public-private partnership environment, Henrico–along with the Richmond region–has cemented its status on the global connectivity map. Today, 20 different networks representing a combination of dark fiber networks, lit network service providers, CDNs, SDNs, and MSOs have been built in the region. Henrico’s success in internet infrastructure is now a blueprint for regions around the world.”