What exactly is an AWS “Edge Location”?

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I've heard rumours that Amazon is launching two edge locations near me, but it's not completely obvious what these actually are.

I've googled for a basic definition but this doesn't really clarify.

Are they just edge servers for their CDN?
Mar 19 in AWS by code_ninja
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