Electric Lightwave doubles long-haul fiber-optic network routes

West Coast fiber-optic network services provider Electric Lightwave says it has doubled its long-haul network capabilities. The company says it can now offer multiple direct, low-latency routes between major West Coast metro areas and cable landing stations.

West Coast fiber-optic network services provider Electric Lightwave says it has doubled its long-haul network capabilities. The company says it can now offer multiple direct, low-latency routes between major West Coast metro areas and cable landing stations.

Electric Lightwave asserts it is the only fiber services provider with two unique routes between Los Angeles and the Bay Area with access to key cable landing stations. The company says a cloud provider customer has seen less than 8 ms round-trip latency between Los Angeles and the Bay Area through the use of 100-Gbps wavelength services on both of Electric Lightwave's fiber routes.

The company says it can now offer:

  • Three direct routes between Los Angeles and the Bay Area terminating in different buildings with the capability of combining segments of the three routes to create a custom, diverse, fourth route
  • A direct route from the Bay Area to Hillsboro, OR, that bypasses Portland, OR, and enables direct access to a key Oregon data center cluster and cable landing station.

"We continue to build on the strengths of our network to offer our customers a highly differentiated solution that blends diverse network routes, direct access along key West Coast corridors, built-in reliability and security," said Dan Stoll, president of Electric Lightwave. "With the opticAccess acquisition and our ability to leverage advanced data networking technologies across our network, we have significantly increased route diversity for our customers."

The company also recently constructed a new route to Quincy, WA, home of one of the largest data center clusters in the country. Electric Lightwave says its fiber network also supports access to more than 3,500 fiber-lit enterprise premises and large multi-tenant buildings, including more than 100 data centers.

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