When we are driving around Ashburn with friends, I like to point to all the Data Centers and specifically to the Data Center outside our neighborhood, The Regency, and say, "The Internet Ends Here".
Why can I make this statement? An article in the Loudoun Times titled, "As data and communications head to Loudoun, a global tech hub emerges" makes this point very clearly (bold print and large print is my emphasis):
"Buddy Rizer, the county's director of economic development, pitches four game-changing assets:
-A collection of of more than 40 expansive data centers operated by the likes of Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.
-An Internet infrastructure that carries as much as 70 percent of the world's Internet traffic.
-A tech-savvy, highly educated populace where 20 percent of the workers are specialists in data and communications.
-The emergence of Loudoun County as a technology epicenter, connected to the world by Dulles Airport and extended regionally by the planned Metro extension."
Let's say that one more time for emphasis: "An Internet infrastructure that carries as much as 70 percent of the world's Internet traffic". That is truly amazing!