Bandwidth IG deploys third diverse dark fiber route in San Francisco Bay Area

April 4, 2023
The new dark fiber route runs from Santa Clara to the Great Oaks area of San Jose.

Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG) says it has added a third, fully diverse dark fiber route to its footprint in the San Francisco Bay Area. The new dark fiber route runs from Santa Clara to the Great Oaks area of San Jose.

The fiber network services provider notes that approximately 300 MW of new data center capacity is under development in the Silicon Valley market, according to commercial real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield. Bandwidth IG thus expects hyperscalers, enterprises, and network operators will find newly built, 100% underground, and high-count dark fiber appealing.

“With this expansion that connects Santa Clara to San Jose, Bandwidth IG becomes the go-to dark fiber provider with three fully diverse routes between Santa Clara and the Great Oaks area of San Jose,” asserted Bruce Garrison, CEO of Bandwidth IG. “Santa Clara-to-Great Oaks is one of the most data-centric routes in Silicon Valley. We realized the imperative need of having multiple routes to keep up with demand and to provide true network optionality in the region.”

Bandwidth IG says it has deployed more than 200 route miles of dark fiber in the area in the past three years (see, for example, "Bandwidth IG completes Silicon Valley dark fiber route between Santa Clara and South San Jose"). The company adds that it plans to roll out another 90 route miles this year. Its San Francisco Bay Area network is available at more than 65 data centers in the market, according to Bandwidth IG.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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