Bandwidth IG expands dark fiber connectivity for Silicon Valley data centers

March 7, 2022

U.S. metro dark fiber provider Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), announced that its dark fiber connectivity footprint is now available in more areas of California's data center-rich Silicon Valley market.

The provider notes the Silicon Valley data center market remains one of the most active in the U.S., where the new data center construction pipeline exceeds 85MW — second only to Northern Virginia. As the demand for data center services continues to rise in Silicon Valley, access to reliable fiber networks to empower the vast amount of data being transmitted is increasing in tandem.

“The Silicon Valley area continues to be a hub for technology companies, and the advancements they’re creating require high quality networks that emphasize low signal loss and latency while maximizing route diversity,” points out Jim Nolte, CEO for Bandwidth IG. “Our new dark fiber route achieves those goals, in fact the first test results showed signal loss roughly 40% below a standard loss budget.”

Dark fiber from Santa Clara to South San Jose and beyond

Bandwidth IG on Feb. 22 announced it has completed construction of a unique dark fiber fiber route — i.e. diverse from other carriers — to vital data center campuses in South San Jose. The 100% underground fiber-optic network runs from Santa Clara to the Great Oaks area in South San Jose.

Recognizing that bandwidth demand continues to grow at an exponential pace, Bandwidth IG said is focused on further expanding its network this year. In the next six months, Bandwidth IG will complete construction on two more diverse dark fiber paths from Great Oaks. The new routes will offer enterprises and data center operators additional diversity and inventory to satisfy their critical bandwidth infrastructure needs.

By the end of 2022, the Bandwidth IG network will traverse more than 165 route miles covering the data center concentrations and corporate campuses in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Milpitas and San Jose.

Bandwidth IG said its latest, unique route provides data centers and their customers with a reliable, secure and fast network for connectivity between data centers or from data centers to corporate campuses. The new route connects Santa Clara and Great Oaks to Bandwidth IG’s larger San Francisco Bay Area network that is on-net to over 30 data centers.


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