DartPoints launches state’s first internet exchange (IX)

November 10, 2021

In June 2021, DartPoints acquired Immedion, a Greenville-based provider of colocation, cloud and managed services with eight data centers in seven markets throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana. This acquisition more than doubled DartPoints’ data center footprint.

Yesterday, at a press conference that was attended by Governor Henry McMaster, DartPoints celebrated the launch of South Carolina’s first internet exchange (IX), helping to bridge the digital divide for local businesses and residents.

Internet exchanges allow telecom carriers, internet service providers, enterprises, and hyperscale cloud providers to connect locally. DartPoints’ IXs enable each ecosystem partner to exchange internet traffic and interconnect directly through peering instead of relying on third-party networks to carry traffic across the internet, an expensive process that puts smaller carriers and markets at a disadvantage.

“DartPoints is delivering on our strategy to improve regional interconnection beyond this country’s major cities, particularly to underserved markets that need it most, taking another step toward ensuring every American has access to fast, reliable connectivity,” stated states Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints.

DartPoints brings data storage and processing directly to the South Carolina “edge,” which reduces latency, improves internet performance and provides cost-effective access to global internet networks.

See a photo gallery from the event below.


Below is video of Scott Willis, CEO and Brad Alexander, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer talking about the impact that this announcement will have on the state’s economy.

About DartPoints

Founded in 2012, DartPoints is a leading developer, owner and operator of carrier-neutral edge colocation and data center interconnection points. By aligning with adjacent, rural, developing and underserved markets, DartPoints catalyzes and cultivates digital ecosystems to assure these markets are optimized, centralized and comprehensively interconnected. This enables a more reliable and transformative digital experience, empowering these markets to harness major market capabilities and deliver real-time content and applications with enhanced speed, performance and cost efficiency.