Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG - Sunnyvale, CA), one of the nation's fastest-growing pure-play dark fiber providers, today announced that it is being tapped to connect EdgeCore's Silicon Valley data center campus in Santa Clara to Bandwidth IG's San Francisco Bay Area network with up to five distinct points of connection.
EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure is a wholesale data center developer, owner and operator based in Broomfield, Colorado. The addition of new and unique fiber routes and conduits being deployed by Bandwidth IG will provide EdgeCore's customers with diverse connectivity options and mitigate the need to cross existing networks.
"Network diversity and reliability are critical requirements for cloud and technology companies searching for available data center space and power in Silicon Valley," observed Lee Kestler, CEO, EdgeCore. "We are pleased to partner with Bandwidth IG to provide EdgeCore customers in Santa Clara with highly diverse, fully underground fiber infrastructure that enables near-term connectivity as well as the capability for future expansion."
Bore to depth, buried fiber and cement and steel encased fiber
The unique routes at the EdgeCore facility connect into Bandwidth IG's San Francisco Bay Area network that spans more than 200 route miles from San Jose to Milpitas.
The company says it has plans to build another 90 route miles in the area, providing critical infrastructure for a market where demand is high.
As recounted in a press release, to ensure network diversity and resiliency, several construction methods are utilized by Bandwidth IG during installations—bore to depth, buried fiber and cement and steel encased fiber.
"EdgeCore is a natural partner as we continue to expand our presence in the Silicon Valley market," said Bruce Garrison, CEO, Bandwidth IG. "We recognize the importance of creating new fiber infrastructure for data center providers, like EdgeCore, so they can provide mission-critical services to their customers. We look forward to growing our relationship with EdgeCore by delivering purpose-built fiber infrastructure to our mutual customers."
EdgeCore data construction on the move
The new announcement is the latest in a busy year of growth and development for EdgeCore, the first of which was the groundbreaking of the EdgeCore Silicon Valley data center campus in January, as reported by CI&M's Endeavor Business Media sibling site, Data Center Frontier (DCF). Upon completion, this LEED designed campus will support 72 MW of critical load across 540,000 square feet of space.
As further recorded at DCF, in November 2022, EdgeCore was acquired by leading global private markets firm Partners Group, acting on behalf of its clients, in an explicit investment with a USD $1.2 billion price tag to fund the acquisition and buildout of existing and future data center sites.