CDN locations for US eyeball networks

Hello NANOGers.

I am in the process of scouting for CDN node
locations for content delivery to end users in the US. Currently looking
at Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Miami and New York.
much appreciate any recommendations, best practices or advice on
how/where to get good connectivity to the large eyeball networks. Being
small fish, connectivity will be based on the transit I can score or in
general connectivity that DCs/server providers offer in the locations


Hi John,

Take a look at -

Most list interconnect locations, others have policy pointers which
list cities of interest. Cheers, -ren

Hi John,

Add Northern Virginia to the list. Then move it to the top.

Historically, telecommunications on the US east coast hubbed in NoVA,
just outside Washington DC, making it an attractive area for early
Internet peering points like MAE-East. That has evolved over the past
decade but NoVA still holds a commanding position in Internet

There are a number of local data centers most interconnected by
multiple dark fiber providers. The most connected is probably Equinix
in Ashburn VA. YMMV as to whether its cost-effective for a "small

Bill Herrin