Arelion opening fiber route from Denver to the San Francisco Bay Area

May 9, 2023
The route, which connects through Salt Lake City and Reno, is part of the fiber network services provider’s fourth cross-country east-to-west U.S. route.

Arelion says it expects to open a new fiber route from Denver to the San Francisco Bay Area late in the current quarter. The route, which connects through Salt Lake City and Reno, is part of the fiber network services provider’s fourth cross-country east-to-west U.S. route.

The link will feature open optical line systems and support transponders from multiple vendors and coherent pluggable components (see, for example, "Arelion, Infinera transmit 1800 km with 400G ZR+ pluggable optics" and "Arelion opens two fiber network routes between the U.S. and Mexico") that will enable 10G, 100G and 400G wavelength services in what Arelion describes as “aggressive lead times.” The route will include a new point-of-presence (PoP) at Flexential’s Centennial campus in the Denver area will offer full bypass of Denver’s downtown legacy carrier hotels. An equally new PoP at the Switch Citadel campus in Tahoe Reno will provides a gateway to Northern California and PoPs in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, and Santa Clara, as well as other colocation sites. The gateway will provide connectivity that will offer lower energy costs, renewable energy, and more reliable connections with lower risk of natural disasters when compared to routes that cross some coastal regions, Arelion asserts.

"This network investment in Denver, Salt Lake City, Reno, and the San Francisco Bay Area is in direct response to our customers’ growing technology demands,” commented Wes Cantrall, head of sales in North America for Arelion. “We bring additional choices for diversity and high capacity to these regions, enabling us to meet companies’ terabit-scale needs in these evolving markets. Our ongoing commitment to connect growing edge markets across the country is a testament to our dedication to delivering best-in-class services that enable tech business growth in previously underserved regions."

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