At the time of writing the CloudFront network has 218 points-of-presence
(POPs). When a user connects to the hostname for your distribution (e.g.
), DNS routes the traffic to the nearest POP enabled for your content. Which POPs are enabled depends on the price class
the distribution has been configured with: price class 100 includes North America and Europe, price class 200 also includes South Africa, the Middle East, Japan and Asia, and price class 'all' adds the rest of the world, including South America and Australia. When you have selected price class 100 or 200, a request from a non-included region will have to travel to a POP further away, which means it has higher latency.