Research

Meet Me in Seattle

July 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 The Westin Building, 2001 Sixth Avenue, the King of Carrier Hotels and network interconnection in Seattle and all of the Pacific Northwest. Once again, as per the research data, The Westin Building is still reigning champion in Seattle today. Back then, in 2003, were the days of networks measured by a physical presence alone and not ASN’s on an IX. The Westin had 106 physical networks present and published in the official building Meet Me Room at the time. Today it is 211. Building ownership at the time was very advanced in their understanding and support of the incredibly important purpose of the building and they invested in it accordingly. Of all the investments in infrastructure, arguably their best investment was in their people, most notably Michael Boyle, who is mentioned in the original article and remains to this day a great friend and true legend in the industry. The Seattle internet Exchange (SIX) is also mentioned in the 2003 article thus setting the stage for this 2022 update to the research.

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Now

Once again, and as the research data will prove continually, networks go to where networks already are and the same holds true for IX’s. The Westin Building is a jewel. It was then in 2003 and it is ever more so now. Digital Realty Trust now owns the building and the official building Meet Me Rooms, with Equinix also having a significant interconnection facility as well as their own IX in the building.


Seattle Internet Exchanges

Currently there are technically 7 IX’s in 9 facilities within 5 addresses in Seattle. The SIX has two IX’s, one is specifically for Jumbo Frames. The SIX is the largest with 354 ASN’s currently and the smallest is Global Peer Exchange with 1 ASN published. The difference between the largest IX and 2nd largest as of this publishing, NetIX with 98 ASN’s, is 256. That is a large delta making the SIX clearly the dominant IX in Seattle. The SIX is the largest IX by ASN’s in all of North America. By their own data shown at https://www.seattleix.net, the SIX has added over 2 new ports per day, every day, since 8/31/2007.

The Top 5 Networks on the SIX, by number of IX’s connected to, are Google, Hurricane Electric, Packet Clearing House (AS42), AARNet and CloudFlare, with special mention going to Microsoft and Riot Games also being connected to 4 IX’s in Seattle.

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

Seattle - Internet Exchanges by Location Address

AddressIX`s @Facilities @IX Name:SIX SeattleNetIXSIX Seattle (Jumbo)Equinix SeattleMegaIX SeattlePacific WaveGlobal Peer Exchange
#ASNs:35498393213131
2001 Sixth Avenue6,
140 4th Ave N3,
3433 South 120th Place3,
12101 Tukwila International Blvd.3,
1000 Denny Way2

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Seattle - Networks by Internet Exchange

Network Name (ASN)#IX`sIX Name:SIX SeattleNetIXSIX Seattle (Jumbo)Equinix SeattleMegaIX SeattlePacific WaveGlobal Peer Exchange
#ASNs:35498393213131
Google LLC (15169)5
Hurricane Electric (6939)5
Packet Clearing House AS42 (42)5
AARNet (7575)4
Cloudflare (13335)4
Microsoft (8075)4
Packet Clearing House (3856)4
Riot Games (6507)4
Amazon.com (16509)3
Blizzard Entertainment (57976)3
CANARIE Inc (6509)3
DREN (668)3
Edgecast (15133)3
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) (293)3
Pacific Northwest Gigapop (101)3
Telekomunikasi Indonesia Int (TELIN) (7713)3
Yahoo! (10310)3
Akamai Technologies (20940)2
Altopia Corporation (6456)2
Amazon IVS / Twitch (46489)2
Archeo Futurus (36584)2
Astute Hosting (54527)2
Atlantic Metro (29838)2
Beanfield Technologies (21949)2
Charter Communications (20115)2
Code42 Software (62715)2
Cryoflesh (398960)2
DANGA INTERACTIVE (32150)2
Digital Fortress Inc. (3361)2
Dropbox (19679)2
eBay (62955)2
Facebook Inc (32934)2
Fastrack Technology (58580)2
Frontier Communications of America (FCA) (5650)2
Hoyos Consulting (53597)2
Hunter Communications (36012)2
i3D.net (49544)2
Idaho Regional Optical Network (46435)2
Imperva (19551)2
KPU Telecom (32204)2
Limelight Networks Global (22822)2
Misaka Network, Inc. (57695)2
Montana Opticom AS11924 (11924)2
Mountain West Technologies (10947)2
Nathan Sales (34553)2
Nato Internet Service (46997)2
NEROCLOUD (48024)2
Netskope (55256)2
NuCDN (23393)2
OVHcloud (16276)2
Pomona Consulting (398223)2
Rainier Connect (20394)2
REANNZ (38022)2
RingCentral (40627)2
Shaw Cablesystems (6327)2
SIX Seattle Route Servers (33108)2
Sky Fiber Internet (32212)2
SpaceX Starlink (14593)2
Sprint (1239)2
StackPath (Highwinds) (33438)2
Subspace (32261)2
Twitter, Inc. (13414)2
Unwired (32354)2
Valve Corporation (32590)2
WindWave Communications (36222)2
Wowrack.com (23033)2
XMission (6315)2
4vendeta (50360)1
Accel Net (18647)1
Access Communications Co-operative (21804)1
Adobe Systems (15224)1
Adtaq Internet (36824)1
Advanced Communications Technology (30110)1
AEBC Internet Corp. (25668)1
Afghan Wireless Backbone ASN (138322)1
Airstream Communications (11796)1
Airtek Solutions Network (61461)1
Akari Networks (38136)1
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (7782)1
Alex Escape (61437)1
Altarede Corporate (28260)1
Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences (395664)1
AMAZONIANET (267242)1
Anycast Global Backbone (58511)1
Apple Inc. (714)1
Applied Operations (40475)1
Aptum Technologies (13768)1
ARIN-PFS-SEA (394018)1
Arrow Group (20119)1
Aryel (59829)1
Asympto Networks (39533)1
ATGBB (4258)1
Atlas Networks (21743)1
Automattic (2635)1
Axia Connect Ltd. (54182)1
Azertelecom (196925)1
BankOnIT (46416)1
BBG Telecom (263276)1
Bell Canada Backbone (577)1
BendTel (27008)1
BICS (6774)1
Bigleaf Networks, Inc. (62642)1
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (15238)1
Blackfoot Communications Inc (21947)1
BLUESPAN (394581)1
Booking.com (43996)1
Box (33011)1
BR.DIGITAL (14840)1
BSO (4455)1
Bungie (394073)1
ByteGrid Data Center Partners (19528)1
CABLE ONE (11492)1
CacheFly (30081)1
CampoNet (271203)1
campuscolo.com (17017)1
Car Toys, Inc. (394514)1
CDN77 (60068)1
CENIC / CalREN AS2153 (2153)1
CFH CABLE INC (394109)1
China Mobile International (58453)1
China Telecom (4134)1
Cisco Umbrella (36692)1
City of Seattle - IIT (3401)1
City West Cable & Telephone (18988)1
Clackamas ESD (36416)1
ClaimLynx, Inc (62708)1
Clearfly Communications (27400)1
CNSERVERS (40065)1
Collier Technologies (25819)1
Colt (8220)1
Columbia/UFMG PEERING Research Testbed (47065)1
Comnet Bulgaria (29084)1
COMNET Global IP Backbone (61135)1
Compudyne, Inc. (47096)1
ConnectedAF (396278)1
Connecticore S.A. (197580)1
CONSOLIDATED TELEPHONE AS 64227 (64227)1
Convergenze S.p.A. (39120)1
CSS Communications (26792)1
CTS Communications Corp. (19653)1
CTS LanguageLink (15190)1
Cutting Edge Communications (10594)1
CZ.NIC, z.s.p.o. (25192)1
DALnet IRC Network (31800)1
DataCenter IP (13739)1
DCS1 (37989)1
Default Route, LLC (13722)1
Defense.Net (55002)1
Delta Telecom (29049)1
Digital Communication Company (60268)1
Digital Systems (3245)1
DigitalOcean (14061)1
DigiTurunc (48011)1
Docusign Inc (62856)1
doof.net (395823)1
Dynamic Network Services, Inc. (33517)1
Eastlink (Delta) (22799)1
Eastlink (Western) (32233)1
Education Networks of America, Inc. (11686)1
Electric Lightwave (7385)1
Elevate Technology Group (26038)1
Emerald Onion (396507)1
EnCana Corporation (19869)1
Equinix Connect - SE, Seattle (32550)1
Equinix Internet Exchange - MLPE (24115)1
Equinix Metal (54825)1
Equinix Solution Validation Center (394749)1
ESCOM (25374)1
essensys Inc. (394065)1
EVERY DAY TECHNOLOGY CO (134526)1
Expereo International bv (15695)1
F5 Inc. (formerly Acorus Networks / Volterra) (35280)1
Fastly, Inc. (54113)1
Fatbeam (55039)1
Fatbeam-S.Idaho (63298)1
Fiber Telecom (FT) (41327)1
Fiberhub (53340)1
FireServe, LLC (25905)1
First Step Internet (23138)1
Forona Technologies, Inc. (36263)1
Frontier Networks (7311)1
FYBERCOM (394449)1
G-Core Labs (199524)1
Galaxy Broadband Communications (14500)1
General Communications Incorp (8047)1
Geodim (29687)1
GIBIRNET (208972)1
GigaMonster (31939)1
GitHub, Inc. (36459)1
Global Net (395466)1
Globe Telecom (4775)1
GMCHOSTING (19186)1
Gorge Networks (11233)1
Grid Telekom (39582)1
Grizzly Broadband LLC (21632)1
GTA/Teleguam Holdings, LLC (9246)1
GTHost US (63023)1
GTi Telecomunicacoes S/A (263080)1
Hawaiian Telcom (36149)1
Hetzner Online (24940)1
Hivelocity INC (29802)1
HopOne Internet Corp. (14361)1
Horizon Scope Mobile Telecom (203217)1
Hostwinds (54290)1
Hyper Expert (398491)1
iboss Americas (396253)1
ICONIC Networks (212175)1
iFog GmbH - FogNet (34927)1
Implex.net (21709)1
Infinity Internet (2044)1
Infinity Telecom (49121)1
Inland Cellular (396040)1
Inland Northwest Health Services (30076)1
Inland Telephone Company (26088)1
INTERKVM HOST (25198)1
Intermedia.net, Inc. (16406)1
Internap (29791)1
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (2497)1
Internet2 I2PX (11164)1
Invistanet Provedor de Acesso (262427)1
IonSwitch (16584)1
iovation, Inc. 2 (53708)1
IPTP Networks (41095)1
IPv6GO Solutions (211358)1
ISOMEDIA, Inc. (18530)1
iTel Networks Inc (16696)1
Jinx Co. Limited (131477)1
JMF Solutions, Inc (40805)1
Joe's Datacenter (19969)1
KCFiber (11708)1
King County I-NET (2544)1
Kirino (41378)1
KT Corporation (Korea Telecom) (4766)1
L. Garcia Comunicações (264556)1
LeaseWeb Network (16265)1
Lepida AS31638 (31638)1
LES.NET (18451)1
Limewave Communications Inc. (36369)1
LINK BRASIL TELECOMUNICACOES (271253)1
Link10 (262428)1
Little Apple Technologies (11046)1
LL-IX Route Servers (59947)1
LocalTel Communications (13370)1
Logosoft d.o.o. (16178)1
Longmont Power & Communications (393552)1
Los Nettos (226)1
LR Communications, Inc. (55044)1
LS Networks (25899)1
LTD Broadband (394330)1
Lunavi, Inc. (6295)1
M247 (9009)1
Magna5 (22702)1
Marchex, Inc (40495)1
Matanuska Telephone Association (11090)1
Mathew Philipps (213201)1
Matrix Cable Internet Exchange (MCIX) (55818)1
MCKAYCOM LTD (50763)1
MCSnet (36817)1
MegaIX Seattle Route Servers (64219)1
Melbikomas (56630)1
Metapeer (13331)1
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative (11961)1
Minnesota VoIP (32621)1
Montana Internet Corporation (4043)1
Montana West LLC (54327)1
Moody's (17350)1
Mouat's Technology Services, Inc. (3601)1
Native Network (394140)1
NB Telecom (28338)1
NCI Data.com (20474)1
Neotel (34772)1
NERO Network (3701)1
Net-Surf.net (20911)1
NET1 LTD (43561)1
NetActuate (36236)1
Neterra Ltd. (34224)1
Netflix (2906)1
NETGUARD (39251)1
NetIX Communications Ltd. (57463)1
NetNation Communications Inc. (14280)1
Netnod (8674)1
NetX - NG (204281)1
NGL Connection (55193)1
Nitel (53828)1
NL-MLAB (41047)1
NoaNet (16713)1
Northriver Midstream (397524)1
Northwest Nexus (1982)1
Novus Entertainment Inc. (40029)1
Nowyr, inc. (11385)1
NSONE (62597)1
NTT DATA Services - HCLS Cloud (10848)1
Nuclearfallout Enterprises, Inc. (32751)1
Omonia (44306)1
OneCom Global Communications (51185)1
Online Direct (31250)1
Online Technology Exchange (32494)1
Open X Tecnologia Ltda (263444)1
OpenMarket - AS19207 (19207)1
Opus Interactive, Inc. (14380)1
Ostra LLC (26446)1
Pacific Northwest Net (396914)1
PALCOM (26370)1
Paradise Networks (40861)1
Paul Bunyan Communications (14371)1
Pavlov Media INC. (23473)1
PCCW Global (3491)1
Performive (46562)1
Philippine Long Distance Company (9299)1
PhoenixNAP (12189)1
Pineapple Hospitality Company (54506)1
Pocketinet Communications (23265)1
PogoZone (23175)1
Ptera (31857)1
Puget Sound Networks (208188)1
Purevoltage Enterprises (26548)1
Quantcast (27281)1
Quantil Networks (54994)1
QuickStream Internet (27618)1
Radiant Communications (15247)1
Rainbow network (134176)1
RamNode (3842)1
Real Networks (11922)1
Reprise Hosting (62838)1
RETN (9002)1
RGnet (3130)1
RIPE NCC K-Root Operations (25152)1
RISE.ph (63927)1
Riseup Networks (16652)1
RisingNet.com (33211)1
ROBLOX (22697)1
Rock Island Technology Solutions (19518)1
Rocky Mountain Internet Inc (395478)1
Rogers Cable (812)1
Safelink Internet [AS32444] (32444)1
SAKURA internet AS9370 (9370)1
Salesforce.com (14340)1
Salish Networks (11038)1
Saskatchewan Telecommunications (803)1
Saudi Telecom Company (STC IGW) (39386)1
Scatter Creek InfoNet (10973)1
Seattle Public Library (21525)1
Semaphore Corporation (3742)1
Serbian Open eXchange (13004)1
ServedBy the Net (53837)1
Serverel (50245)1
Serverhosh Internet Service (136175)1
SES Networks (60725)1
SG.GS (24482)1
Silknet (35805)1
Silver Star Communications (26223)1
Silver Star Telecom (32869)1
Sipartech (8309)1
Sirius Technology SRL (60501)1
SK Broadband (9318)1
SKAT TV (34577)1
SmarterBroadband (46276)1
SoftBank Corp. (17676)1
SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. (an IBM Company) (36351)1
Sohonet Ltd (16164)1
Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) (33353)1
South Front Networks (397326)1
Spartan Host (201106)1
Stargate Connections Inc. (19171)1
StarTouch, Inc. (15177)1
State of Oregon (1798)1
Stellar Association (36374)1
Superonline (34984)1
SupraNet Communications (4150)1
Sureline Telecom (63069)1
Surescripts Enterprise Services (53869)1
Swisscom (3303)1
Synapsecom Telecoms (8280)1
Syringa Networks (15305)1
T-2 d.o.o. (34779)1
T-Mobile USA (21928)1
TaiWan Advanced Research and Education Network(TWAREN) (7539)1
TCT West, Inc. (4474)1
TDS Telecom (4181)1
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (5645)1
Telebyte NW (13871)1
Telekabel AD (29030)1
Telekenex Inc (32035)1
TelflyNetwork (41717)1
TELTRUST (393350)1
TELUS Communications (852)1
Tencent Global (132203)1
TeraGo Networks Inc. (20161)1
The Constant Company, LLC (20473)1
The Fusion Network (19754)1
TheIPGuys.Net (46131)1
Threshold Communications (7752)1
TierPoint Seattle (11274)1
TierPoint Spokane (30340)1
Tiggee (16552)1
Ting Fiber (Backbone) (32133)1
Total Uptime Technologies (53334)1
Traffic Broadband Communications (48452)1
TransCanada Pipelines AS394650 (394650)1
Transtelco (32098)1
Treasure State Internet (30261)1
Trustpower NZ Ltd (55850)1
TSSRB - Telekom Srbija (8400)1
Turbozone Internet (264479)1
TurkNet Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S (12735)1
TVG Network (40752)1
UCAID (11537)1
Uniserve Communications Corp (19662)1
Unitas Global (1828)1
Uniti Fiber (13760)1
UPIX Networks AS266925 (266925)1
Urban Networks Inc (6391)1
US Internet (10242)1
Veracity Networks (29933)1
Verisign (7342)1
VeriSign Global Registry Services (26415)1
Verus Corporation, Inc. (26156)1
ViaSat (7155)1
ViewQwest (18106)1
Vision Net AS8057 (8057)1
Visionary Communications, Inc. (10835)1
VMware SASE (53766)1
VOXILITY (3223)1
VSX Networks (262355)1
Warm Springs Telecom (54523)1
Washington Broadband (19116)1
Wave Division Holdings (11404)1
Wayfair LLC (27475)1
Webpass (19165)1
WESTLINK TECNOLOGIA E COMUNICACAO AS61591 (61591)1
Westman Communications Group (19016)1
Weyerhaeuser AS 22546 (22546)1
Whidbey Telephone Company (3853)1
Whitesky Communications AS62887 (62887)1
Wholesail Networks - Main (20055)1
Wholesale Internet, Inc. (32097)1
Wikstrom Telephone Company (33362)1
Windstream Communications (7029)1
Wobscale Technologies (64241)1
Wolfpaw Services (30500)1
Woofy (396388)1
Xiber LLC (393950)1
Xplornet Communications Inc. (22995)1
xTom United States (6233)1
Zayo (Abovenet Communications Inc.) (6461)1
Zenlayer AS4229 (4229)1
Zenlayer Inc (21859)1
Zhengzhou Longling Technology Co., Ltd. (133952)1
Zillow Group (18888)1
Zito Media (26801)1
Zoho (2639)1
Zoho Corp (397849)1
Zonata - Natskovi & Sie (34368)1
Zscaler AS22616 (22616)1
Zulu (31298)1

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