Hurricane Electric Upgrades at PAIX Palo Alto
Fremont, California - December 8, 2006 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider, announced today that it has increased the size of its connection at PAIX Palo Alto. This upgrade follows other recent upgrades Hurricane Electric made to its network connectivity in the U.S.

Hurricane Electric upgraded its connection to the PAIX exchange from a Gigabit Ethernet port to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, making it one of only a handful of networks that employs a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port to the PAIX switch. The upgrade, made necessary by a large upswing in traffic growth over the last several months, will dramatically increase the amount of traffic Hurricane Electric can handle over its network and will greatly increase its connectivity to its peering networks.

Hurricane Electric has been experiencing dramatic growth across its entire network and has been actively working to improve its network connectivity by upgrading several exchange points including recent upgrades from single Gigabit Ethernet ports to 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports at Telehouse New York, Equinix Ashburn, and Equinix San Jose. With the PAIX Palo Alto upgrade completed, Hurricane Electric now employs 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports at five different locations across its global network.

"We are working on upgrading even more exchange points across our network to improve our connectivity in the U.S. and around the world," said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric president. "Our goal is to continue to improve our network and offer our customers increased capacity, more reliability, and faster throughput."

To celebrate the upgrade, Hurricane Electric is extending a special transit promotion, which will allow those who own their own AS number and address space to receive 100 Mbps free with the purchase of 100 Mbps or more via Gigabit Ethernet. With this promotion, it would cost just $2,000 for 200 Mbps burstable on a GigE interface. This special offer is available at ten locations in the United States: Switch and Data (PAIX) in Palo Alto, CA; Equinix in Ashburn, VA; Equinix in Chicago, IL; Equinix in Dallas, TX; Equinix in Los Angeles, CA; Equinix in San Jose, CA; Telehouse (NYIIX) in New York, NY; Telehouse (LAIIX) in Los Angeles, CA; Hurricane Electric in San Jose, CA; and Hurricane Electric in Fremont, CA. The offer is available at two locations in Europe: NIKHEF (AMS-IX/NL-ix) Amsterdam, NL and Telehouse (LINX) in London, UK.

Those interested in Hurricane Electric's transit promotion offer can sign up by emailing or by calling 510.580.4190.

About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC192s, OC48s, and Gigabit Ethernet. For more information about Hurricane Electric, please visit

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