Hurricane Electric, Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider, Establishes PoP at 1102 GRAND, Kansas City's Data Center & Internet Hub

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - 1102 GRAND, Kansas City's Data Center and Internet Hub, announced today that Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and leading colocation provider, recently established a PoP at 1102 GRAND's Meet Me Room.

The new PoP allows Hurricane Electric to offer 1102 GRAND's customers greater bandwidth, reduced latency and improved quality of service.

Darren Bonawitz, principal of 1102 GRAND said, "Hurricane Electric is a terrific addition to our Meet Me Room, and we enthusiastically welcome them to our facility. Hurricane Electric's pricing model and robust IPv6 enabled global IP network will help to cost-effectively solve the network challenges facing our service provider and enterprise colocation customers alike," said Bonawitz.

"We are pleased to have established a presence at 1102 GRAND's Meet Me Room," said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. "1102 GRAND's enterprise customers and telecom providers will be well serviced as they begin implementing IPv6 services and utilize our global Internet backbone."

Hurricane Electric is a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider. Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and owns several data centers in Fremont, California, running multiple N-by-10 Gbps links throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded by Mike Leber in his garage in 1994, Hurricane Electric now operates the largest IPv6 Internet Backbone in the world as measured by the number of networks connected. Additional information can be found at

1102 GRAND is a Midwestern carrier hotel and network neutral collocation facility specifically enhanced with the infrastructure to host and provide services to an array of global network operators including carriers, service providers and enterprise customers who demand highly secure and connected, customized solutions for their core networking equipment. 1102 GRAND offers a wide array of collocation options including cabinets, cage space, suites and space for private data centers, all of which are connected to a carrier neutral Meet Me Room, housing nearly 30 carriers and service providers ( Twitter @1102grand.

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Valerie Jennings