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U.S.-based Exchange Points

Exchange points play an important role in providing facilities in key geographic locations where numerous R&E networks co-locate. There are several U.S.-based exchange points that provide facilities which ease the interconnection of the Internet2 Network with non-U.S. R&E networks bringing links to the United States.

The following are U.S.-based international exchange points operated by Internet2 community member organizations.

AMPATH logo AMPATH is an international exchange point in Miami, Florida, that facilitates interconnections between the United States, Latin American and Caribbean research and education networks.  AMPATH aims to facilitate participation to under-represented groups in Latin America and the Caribbean in U.S. science and engineering research and education activities through the use of high-performance network connections.

AtlanticWave logo AtlanticWave is an international peering fabric interconnecting the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. With distributed IP peering points in New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami, and Sao Paulo, AtlanticWave connects the key exchange points on the U.S. East Coast - MAN LAN, NGIX-East, SoX and AMPATH.

Pacific Wave logo Pacific Wave is a joint project between the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), and is operated in collaboration with the University of Southern California and the University of Washington. Pacific Wave provides a peering fabric available at three U.S. Pacific coast locations:
   Bay Area (Sunnyvale and Palo Alto)
   Los Angeles (3 sites)

StarLight logo StarLight is a 1GigE and 10GigE switch/router facility for high-performance access to participating networks, and a true optical switching facility for wavelengths. StarLight is operated by Northwestern University at a downtown campus location in Chicago, Illinois.