At its core, Omaha IX was first formed to provide the best connectivity options and bring value to its participants. Established in 2014, Omaha IX was originally owned by Mankato Networks, a full service IP consulting firm. At its inception, the IX was hosted at the data center on 1623 Farnam Street, which was known at the time as Nebraska Data Centers.
In 2019, NPG Co. acquired the fiber rich carrier-centric building and changed the name of the data center to 1623 Farnam. A little over one year later, the new 1623 Farnam team also acquired the Exchange and began building it into what we now know today as, Omaha IX.
Within the first year of 1623 Farnam’s ownership of Omaha IX, 25% more ports were added, and the Exchange now boasts over 45 active ports. As a vital and ever-growing part of 1623 Farnam’s vast interconnected edge ecosystem, there are plans in place to continue growing the Exchange even more in the years to come.