May 10, 2005 08:00 ET

Limelight Networks First to Activate NYIIX'S New 10GigE Port at 111 8th Avenue Internet Exchange Point

Telehouse and Limelight Networks Form Partnership

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 10, 2005 -- TELEHOUSE America, a leading provider of colocation, peering, and communications solutions, proudly announces its partnership with Limelight Networks, Inc. and welcomes them as a new NYIIX member. The partnership brings about a number of "firsts." Limelight is the first to utilize NYIIX's new remote switch at 111 8th Avenue and its 10GigE interface speed, and this is the first 10GigE interconnect to Limelight's content delivery network.

Limelight Networks, a leading content delivery online network for media and entertainment, provides distribution and downloads for companies, such as DreamWorks LLC, NPR, ABC Radio Networks, and IFILM.

They now have the potential to peer with hundreds of enterprise and carrier companies through the NYIIX seamless fabric connecting 25 Broadway, 111 8th and 60 Hudson Street. The NYIIX (, one of the U.S.'s largest peering points, is the only public and private exchange to offer a 10GigE interface speed from all three locations.

"Limelight Networks saw the key role NYIIX's seamless fabric could play in the media and entertainment content space," said Michael Vallone, TELEHOUSE's Head of Marketing. "Their quick action to utilize the advantages the NYIIX provides illustrates why they are the industry leaders. We look forward to working with them for many years to come."

"The demand for the rich media we distribute goes beyond the capabilities of OC12 and OC48 carrier to carrier peering cross connections and the limitations within the carrier networks," said Nathan Raciborski, Limelight Networks' Chief Network Architect. "NYIIX's 10Gige interface speed offers us a significant step up in our ability to meet our clients' needs. Our strategy is to convert our 1GigE links to 10GigE wherever possible and to be ready to quickly take advantage its successor -- most likely 40GigE -- when it becomes available."

About Limelight Networks

Privately held Limelight Networks is the leading content delivery network for Internet distribution of video, music, games, and downloads. Limelight's advanced content delivery network provides the world's top media companies high-performance, cost-effective delivery of media and software via the Internet, making Limelight Networks the content delivery network of choice for 400 world-class customers including Akimbo, ABC Radio Networks, Belo Interactive,, DreamWorks, LLC, IFILM, Live365, Marimba, Musicmatch -- Yahoo!, NC Interactive, NPR, Real Networks Rhapsody, Radio Free Virgin, Radio IO, and Valve Software. For more information, visit:

About TELEHOUSE America:

TELEHOUSE is a stable and trusted pioneer of carrier-neutral colocation space and services. Since 1989, they have provided customers with secure, power-protected environments where they can house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Companies from a wide range of industries have chosen to locate their mission critical equipment at one of TELEHOUSE's colocation "meet-me-centers" in New York and California, to take advantage of the potential business opportunities that exist from other TELEHOUSE customers. Among the many benefits of colocating with TELEHOUSE is the ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in New York (NYIIX) and Los Angeles (LAIIX) ( Through its sister companies in Europe and Asia, TELEHOUSE also can provide continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent businesses around the world. For more information, please visit or contact us at

Contact Information

  • Limelight Networks Contact:
    Wynne Ahern
    Communication Strategies, LLC
    P: 510-663-3213

    TELEHOUSE Contact:
    Michael Vallone
    TELEHOUSE America
    P: 718-355-2500 / -2572 direct