Research

Meet Me in Chicago

March 2022

  • Richard Lukaj
    Experienced Financial Executive, Private Investor, Philanthropist

    Great value to feature the substance behind the strategic value of these critical interconnection facilities.

  • Arnold Nipper
    Chief Technology Evangelist (CTE) at DE-CIX

    Great work!

In this Article

Series Introduction

Welcome to the next evolution of the "Meet Me In..." research series. The goal of the series has always been to educate, create awareness, and highlight key facts about where, how and why the physical networks that make up the world's information infrastructure meet.

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Then

The original series featured RACO, a neutral colocation facility tenant, at 600 S. Federal Street and the building owned Meet Me Room at 350 E. Cermak Road. Both facilities and buildings have amazing histories, especially 350 E Cermak, which was originally the R.R. Donnelley printing plant, and at 1.1 million square feet it is one of the largest carrier hotels in the world. Over the years both buildings traded and are now both owned by Digital Realty Trust. The original series referenced 30 networks at 600 S Federal, with 8 carriers listed at RACO and 350 E Cermak had 16 networks listed as present in the building MMR. There were no Internet Exchanges listed at either facility.

Read the original 2003 article

Read the original 2005 article

Now

600 S Federal has faded from prominence with CoreSite’s 427 S LaSalle moving up to take the number two position in the city, but 350 E Cermak has surged and remains at the top of the list with 10 IX’s across 4 facilities within the building.


Chicago Internet Exchanges

Currently there are a total of 12 IX’s in 18 facilities within 14 addresses that appear within PeeringDB. The largest, Equinix Chicago, has 249 ASN’s and the smallest, CyrusOne IX Chicago, has 0. The difference between the largest and 2nd largest, NetIX with 87 ASN’s, is 162.

The Top 5 Networks, by number of IX’s connected to, are Hurricane Electric, CloudFlare, Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

The tables below display live data on all IXs in the region highlighted in this map image.
Map of the search area

Chicago - Internet Exchanges by Location Address

AddressIX`s @Facilities @IX Name:Equinix ChicagoNetIXChIXFD-IX - IndianapolisAMS-IX ChicagoDE-CIX ChicagoAny2ChicagoDigital Realty ChicagoBBIX ChicagoGCIIXGlobal Peer ExchangeCyrusOne IX Chicago
#ASNs:24987634327161093110
350 E Cermak Rd10,,,
427 S. LaSalle4,
603 Discovery Dr.2
717 S Wells - Netrality Data Center Meet Me Room2
1432 S. Clinton St2
2800 S. Ashland Ave2
600 S Federal St1
800 Jorie Blvd1
840 S. Canal Street1
1850 Springer Drive1
1905 Lunt Ave1
2200 Busse Rd.1
2299 Busse Road1
2905 Deihl Rd1

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Chicago - Networks by Internet Exchange

Network Name (ASN)#IX`sIX Name:Equinix ChicagoNetIXChIXFD-IX - IndianapolisAMS-IX ChicagoDE-CIX ChicagoAny2ChicagoDigital Realty ChicagoBBIX ChicagoGCIIXGlobal Peer ExchangeCyrusOne IX Chicago
#ASNs:24987634327161093110
Hurricane Electric (6939)8
Cloudflare (13335)7
Google LLC (15169)6
Facebook Inc (32934)5
Microsoft (8075)5
Packet Clearing House (3856)5
Packet Clearing House AS42 (42)5
365 Data Centers (BroadbandONE) (19151)4
Akamai Technologies (20940)4
Edgecast (15133)4
G-Core Labs (199524)4
Yahoo! (10310)4
Adaptive Data Networks (23367)3
Amazon.com (16509)3
Blizzard Entertainment (57976)3
Digital Realty United States (36086)3
Netflix (2906)3
Precision Data Solutions, LLC (PDS Connect) (11142)3
Riot Games (6507)3
Salesforce.com (14340)3
Subspace (32261)3
Acquire BPO (58907)2
Adams CATV, Inc. (14928)2
Apple Inc. (714)2
Bertram Communications (36001)2
Bresco Broadband (32899)2
Charter Communications (20115)2
Charter Communications (7843) (7843)2
CoreSite IP (2734)2
Dialpad (63399)2
Everstream Solutions LLC (30517)2
Forcepoint Cloud (44444)2
Google Fiber, Inc. (16591)2
Great Plains Communications LLC AS13807 (13807)2
Hoyos Consulting (53597)2
i3D.net (49544)2
Intelligent Computing Solutions (393853)2
IPTP Networks (41095)2
Joink LLC (32709)2
Limelight Networks Global (22822)2
Merit Network (237)2
Metro Communications Company, Inc. (53610)2
Netskope (55256)2
Nutrien (393891)2
On-Ramp Indiana (14333)2
OVHcloud (16276)2
Pavlov Media INC. (23473)2
QTS Chicago (394968)2
Rackspace (12200)2
RouteViews (6447)2
Smithville Digital (11550)2
Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) (33353)2
StackPath (Highwinds) (33438)2
Steadfast Networks (32748)2
Telekenex Inc (32035)2
US Signal (26554)2
Valve Corporation (32590)2
VeriSign Global Registry Services (26415)2
Waddell Solutions Group LLC (12243)2
Wintek Corporation (11114)2
WiscNet (2381)2
WOW! (12083)2
Xiber LLC (393950)2
Xplornet Communications Inc. (22995)2
Zenlayer Inc (21859)2
4vendeta (50360)1
20C (63311)1
123.net AS12129 (12129)1
Access Communications Co-operative (21804)1
Adams TelSystems, Inc. (12033)1
Afghan Wireless Backbone ASN (138322)1
Air Advantage LLC (27216)1
Airstream Communications (11796)1
Akamai Prolexic DDoS Mitigation (32787)1
Alex Escape (61437)1
All Points Broadband (393713)1
ALTICOR (11870)1
Amazon IVS / Twitch (46489)1
Any2 Route Servers (32184)1
AppiaCommunications (20340)1
Asympto Networks (39533)1
Atlantic Metro (29838)1
Automattic (2635)1
Axia Technology Partners, LLC (26312)1
Azertelecom (196925)1
BBIX Chicago (36816)1
Beanfield Technologies (21949)1
Beck's Superior Hybrids (395126)1
Bell Aliant Inc. (855)1
Bell Canada Backbone (577)1
BICS (6774)1
Bigleaf Networks, Inc. (62642)1
Bluegrass Network (11979)1
Box (33011)1
BR.DIGITAL (14840)1
BridgeMAXX (63060)1
British Telecom GIIB (3300)1
BSO (4455)1
ByteDance AS396986 (396986)1
C Spire Fiber (11272)1
Cablevision Systems Corporation (6128)1
CacheFly (30081)1
Casair (19310)1
CDN77 (60068)1
Cedar Falls Utilities (13855)1
CFH CABLE INC (394109)1
China Telecom (4134)1
ChIX Route Servers (33713)1
CIFNet, Inc. (14585)1
Cincinnati Bell Telephone (6181)1
Cinergy Metronet (30600)1
Cisco Systems, Inc. - Talos (55219)1
Cisco Umbrella (36692)1
City of Bardstown (27202)1
Clear Rate Communications (22438)1
Clearwire (16586)1
Co-Mo Comm, Inc. (33616)1
Colt (8220)1
Comnet Bulgaria (29084)1
COMNET Global IP Backbone (61135)1
Computer Techniques, Inc. (32160)1
Connecticore S.A. (197580)1
Continent 8 Technologies (14537)1
Convergenze S.p.A. (39120)1
Conversant US Central (19834)1
CTS Communications Corp. (19653)1
DAVEY-HOLDINGS-LLC (54035)1
DE-CIX Chicago Route Servers (62760)1
Delta Telecom (29049)1
Dialpad Staging (134521)1
Digital Network Access Communications (40764)1
Digital Realty IX Route Servers (32299)1
Digital Systems (3245)1
DigitalOcean (14061)1
DigiTurunc (48011)1
DNS-OARC-112 (112)1
Docusign Inc (62856)1
DREN (668)1
Dropbox (19679)1
Eastern Indiana Wifi (54039)1
Eastlink (11260)1
Eastlink (Western) (32233)1
eBay (62955)1
EchoWireless-Midwest (11946)1
Education Networks of America, Inc. (11686)1
eGov Strategies (54202)1
Ellie Mae East (64255)1
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) (293)1
Eonix N.A. Region (62904)1
Equinix Connect - CH, Chicago (19930)1
Equinix Corporate Network - NAMER (14609)1
Equinix Internet Exchange - MLPE (24115)1
Equinix Metal (54825)1
Equinix Solution Validation Center (394749)1
ESCOM (25374)1
Everywhere Wireless (17210)1
Expedient (17054)1
Expereo International bv (15695)1
Facebook Inc AS63293 (63293)1
FairlawnGig.net (396238)1
Fastly, Inc. (54113)1
Fiber Networx Inc. (22873)1
Fiber Telecom (FT) (41327)1
FibreStream (395570)1
Finish Line (22425)1
Foothills Rural Telephone Cooperative Corporation, Inc. (394111)1
Fortinet, Inc (25885)1
Frankfort Plant Board (26133)1
Frontier Communications of America (FCA) (5650)1
General Communications Incorp (8047)1
Geodim (29687)1
GIBIRNET (208972)1
GigeNET (32181)1
Global Cloud Xchange (15412)1
Global Secure Layer (137409)1
Globe Telecom (4775)1
GlobeNet (52320)1
Great Plains Communications LLC AS33483 (33483)1
Grid Telekom (39582)1
GTi Telecomunicacoes S/A (263080)1
H&R Block (26989)1
Hetzner Online (24940)1
HGTN.net (13680)1
Hivelocity INC (29802)1
HomeWorks Connect (396905)1
Host Color (46873)1
HostVenom (30455)1
Huntington Bancshares (54827)1
iboss Americas (396253)1
ICONIC Networks (212175)1
iFog GmbH - FogNet (34927)1
Illinois Century Network (6325)1
Illinois Rural Healthnet (396850)1
Imperva (19551)1
Impulse Internet Services (4927)1
iNAP (31845)1
Indatel (36280)1
Indiana GigaPOP (19782)1
Indiana University Health (27353)1
Inspire Solutions LLC (398868)1
Intelligent Fiber Network (32703)1
Internap (29791)1
Internet Communications Inc. (394356)1
Internet2 I2PX (11164)1
Invesco Group Services, Inc. (14630)1
IONOS SE (8560)1
Iowa Communications Network (6122)1
IPACCT (31287)1
iRis Networks (11758)1
ISC F-ROOT ORD1 (33071)1
ISC F-ROOT ORD2 (33078)1
IVALUA (55247)1
J2 Technology (399332)1
JBHUNT (3465)1
JSC InterDnestrCom (IDC) (1547)1
Justin Wilson (209109)1
Kuehn Networks (399663)1
L. Garcia Comunicações (264556)1
LeaseWeb Network (16265)1
Lifeline Data Centers (30691)1
LightBound (7332)1
LightSpeed Communications (63242)1
LINK BRASIL TELECOMUNICACOES (271253)1
Liquid Web (32244)1
LUMOS Networks, Inc. (7795)1
Lynx Network Group (54376)1
M247 (9009)1
Madison Communications, Inc. (18596)1
Madison Tyler, LLC (36184)1
Magna International (26838)1
Mainstream Fiber Networks (18615)1
Managed Network Systems Inc. (7057)1
Mathew Philipps (213201)1
Maxihost LTDA (262287)1
Melbikomas (56630)1
MetTel (16524)1
Midcontinent Communications (11232)1
Midwest Fiber Networks (18683)1
MidWest Internet Exchange - Route Servers (13681)1
Moody's (17350)1
MTC Communications (14363)1
MTCO-COMMUNICATIONS (11062)1
Murray Electric System (47095)1
N2N Technologies (40604)1
Nathan Sales (34553)1
NB Telecom (28338)1
Neotel (34772)1
Net-Surf.net (20911)1
NET1 LTD (43561)1
NetActuate (36236)1
Neterra Ltd. (34224)1
NETGUARD (39251)1
Netrouting (47869)1
netsapiens (397494)1
NetX - NG (204281)1
New Lisbon Telephone Co. (19112)1
New Relic (23467)1
Nexeon Technologies (20278)1
Nexicom Inc. (11666)1
Next Dimension (13727)1
NineStar Connect (11525)1
Nitel (53828)1
NL-MLAB (41047)1
NORDUnet (2603)1
Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co. (6368)1
NSONE (62597)1
Ntirety (20021)1
NTT Global IP Network (2914)1
NuCDN (23393)1
Nuclearfallout Enterprises ASN 14586 (14586)1
OARnet (600)1
Omnicity, Inc (46231)1
OmniSync Networks (46401)1
Omonia (44306)1
OneCom Global Communications (51185)1
Online Direct (31250)1
OnShore, Inc. (26068)1
Open X Tecnologia Ltda (263444)1
Orange County Fiber (54225)1
Orange Romania S.A. (8953)1
PacketFabric (4556)1
PacketHub AS141039 (141039)1
Path Network, Inc. (396998)1
PenTeleData (3737)1
Performive (46562)1
Perry-Spencer Communications (19008)1
PhoenixNAP (12189)1
Pilot Fiber, Inc. (46450)1
Pixel Factory Data Center (32425)1
Planters Rural Telephone Cooperative (26744)1
Plena Telecom (52988)1
PRLSS (21808)1
Psychz Networks (40676)1
Quantil Networks (54994)1
QuickPacket (46261)1
R2G Services LLC (12265) (12265)1
RASCOM (20764)1
RCI Communications, Inc (17246)1
RCN (6079)1
RingCentral (40627)1
RIPE NCC K-Root Operations (25152)1
Rise Broadband (17306)1
RITSNET (17117)1
Ritter Communications (23404)1
ROBLOX (22697)1
Rogers Cable (812)1
Saskatchewan Telecommunications (803)1
Saudi Telecom Company (STC IGW) (39386)1
SBA Edge, LLC (53264)1
Schneider Electric US (7772)1
Seaborn (13786)1
SendGrid (11377)1
Serbian Open eXchange (13004)1
SES Networks (60725)1
SG.GS (24482)1
Shaw Cablesystems (6327)1
Silknet (35805)1
Silver Star Communications (26223)1
SilverIP Communications (46811)1
SineWave Technologies (20193)1
Sirius Technology SRL (60501)1
SKAT TV (34577)1
Socket Telecom, LLC (4581)1
SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. (an IBM Company) (36351)1
Southwest Arkansas Telephone Coop (46632)1
SpaceX Starlink (14593)1
Sprint (1239)1
Star2Star Communications (15092)1
Start.ca (40788)1
STELLAR Broadband (10423)1
Stellar Technologies Inc. (14525)1
Suddenlink Communications (19108)1
Superonline (34984)1
SupraNet Communications (4150)1
Surf Air Wireless AS13428 (13428)1
Swisscom (3303)1
Synapsecom Telecoms (8280)1
Syringa Networks (15305)1
T-2 d.o.o. (34779)1
T-Mobile USA (21928)1
TDS Telecom (4181)1
TEC of Jackson (17253)1
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (5645)1
Telekabel AD (29030)1
Telepacific Wireless , Inc. (formerly Covad Wireless). (7829)1
Telnyx LLC (63440)1
TELUS Communications (852)1
Tencent Global (132203)1
Thacker-Grigsby Communications (1640)1
The Constant Company, LLC (20473)1
The Fusion Network (19754)1
The Rye Telephone Company (32798)1
Thomson Reuters U.S. (32067)1
Tiggee (16552)1
Traffic Broadband Communications (48452)1
TransCanada Pipelines AS396960 (396960)1
Truestream (398143)1
TSSRB - Telekom Srbija (8400)1
TurkNet Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S (12735)1
TVG Network (40752)1
TWGate (9505)1
Twitter, Inc. (13414)1
Türk Telekom International (6663)1
U.S. Cellular (6614)1
Ubique Networks (395383)1
Unidata S.p.A. (5394)1
Unitas Global (1828)1
Unlimited Net, LLC (11990)1
UpCloud USA (25697)1
UPIX Networks AS266925 (266925)1
US Internet (10242)1
Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC (62612)1
Verisign (7342)1
Vertical Horizon Networks (396841)1
ViaSat (7155)1
Videotron AS5769 (5769)1
Virtustream (64208)1
VMware SASE (53766)1
Vocus Communications (4826)1
VOXILITY (3223)1
VOXOLOGY CARRIER SERVICES (40165)1
WCIX.Net (6473)1
Webby Enterprises LLC (63031)1
WebEx Communications (13445)1
Western Reserve Communications (399541)1
Westman Communications Group (19016)1
Whitesky Communications AS62887 (62887)1
Wikimedia Foundation (14907)1
Windstream Communications (7029)1
Winn Telecom (17143)1
Xaptum Corporation (395470)1
Xfernet (27630)1
Your.Org (19255)1
Zayo (Abovenet Communications Inc.) (6461)1
Zenlayer AS4229 (4229)1
Zonata - Natskovi & Sie (34368)1
Zscaler AS22616 (22616)1
Zulu (31298)1

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