360networks completes expansion from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.

360networks, a facilities-based wholesale provider of telecommunications services, has completed a new, 150-mile route between Seattle and Vancouver, Canada, providing wholesale customers access to the Everett, Bellingham, and Vancouver, B.C., markets and marking 360networks' third point of entry into Canada, joining Oroville, Wa., and Sweet Grass/Cut Bank, Mont.

360networks has completed a new, 150-mile route between Seattle and Vancouver, Canada, providing wholesale customers access to the Everett, Bellingham, and Vancouver, B.C., markets and marking 360networks' third point of entry into Canada, joining Oroville, WA, and Sweet Grass/Cut Bank, MT.

"Providing high-performing and cost-effective connectivity into Vancouver is an obvious geographic extension for our customer base," says Steve Cardwell, vice president of sales for 360networks.

360networks' services, including the company’s new Layer 2 Ethernet (L2E) and Virtual Internet Exchange (VIX) services, are now available along the new route. Customers can haul traffic from Canada directly to U.S. exchanges; conversely, U.S. operators have a new alternative when considering expansion into Canada's west coast, says a company representative.

"360networks continues to reach major metros in the U.S. and now British Columbia, while also going deep into Tier 2, 3, and 4 markets to better serve our customers," explains Rick Coma, senior vice president for 360networks.

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