|Industry||Internet service provider|
|Headquarters||Fremont, CA, USA|
|Mike Leber, founder|
|Services||IP transit, colocation, dedicated servers|
Hurricane Electric is a global Internet service provider offering IPv4 and IPv6 Internet access, transit, tools, and network applications, as well as data center colocation and hosting services at 2 locations in Fremont, California, where the company is based.
Hurricane Electric operates the largest Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) transit networks globally, as measured by the count of peering interconnections to other networks. The majority of these adjacencies are native IPv6 BGP sessions.
Hurricane Electric offers an IPv6 tunnel broker service, providing free connectivity to the IPv6 Internet via 6-in-4 IPv6 transition mechanisms. The company provides an online IPv6 certification program to further education and compliance in IPv6 technology. As of June 21, 2020, the company reports 76,110 provisioned tunnels spanning 196 countries via the IPv6 tunnel broker. 17,707 individuals in 165 countries have reached the highest level of the IPv6 certification.
The European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) ranks Hurricane Electric first in the world for the number of connections to Internet exchange points, with presence at more than 145 of Euro-IX member IXPs.
There is a long-running dispute between the provider Cogent and Hurricane Electric. As well as refusing to peer settlement-free with Hurricane Electric, Cogent is also fighting with Google for the same reason. 
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Hurricane Electric offers a series of free IPv6 “certification exams” aimed at helping you demonstrate your familiarity with IPv6 concepts and your ability to correctly configure IPv6 systems. Registration is free.
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