🇺🇸 Ashburn is a census-designated place in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. It is part of the Washington metropolitan area. Ashburn is a major hub for Internet traffic, due to its many data centres. Andrew Blum characterised it as the "bullseye of America's Internet". Located within the Dulles Technology Corridor, Ashburn is home to many high-tech businesses. World Trade Center Dulles Airport is the second World Trade Center in the state. Verizon Business has a major office in Ashburn at the location replacing MCI WorldCom's headquarters after its acquisition. Ashburn is also home to government contractor Telos. Ashburn is a major hub for data centres, largely due to the Equinix location there. Among other websites, the Wikimedia Foundation and Amazon Web Services have data centres there.
The George Washington University's Virginia Science and Technology Campus and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus are located north of Ashburn in the University Center and Lansdowne CDPs, respectively. Redskins Park, the training camp for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League, is located in the east part of Ashburn. EADS North America (the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company), renamed Airbus Group, Inc., a defence contractor, has an office in Ashburn.
Ashburn has a population of over 43,510 people. Ashburn also forms part of the wider Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,216,589 people.