Bandwidth IG completes Silicon Valley dark fiber route between Santa Clara and South San Jose

Feb. 22, 2022
The 40-km underground fiber network connects to Bandwidth IG’s larger San Francisco Bay Area network that provides on-net connectivity to more than 30 data centers.

Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG) says it has completed deployment of a new, diverse Silicon Valley dark fiber route from Santa Clara to the Great Oaks area in South San Jose. The 40-km underground fiber network connects to Bandwidth IG’s larger San Francisco Bay Area network that provides on-net connectivity to more than 30 data centers.

“The Silicon Valley area continues to be a hub for technology companies, and the advancements they’re creating require high-quality networks that emphasize low signal loss and latency while maximizing route diversity,” says Jim Nolte, CEO for Bandwidth IG. “Our new dark fiber route achieves those goals; in fact, the first test results showed signal loss roughly 40% below a standard loss budget.”

The new dark fiber network is part of an aggressive deployment strategy. Bandwidth IG expects in the next six months to complete deployment of two other diverse paths from Great Oaks. Like the newly opened route, the upcoming new fiber networks will offer diversity and inventory to enterprises and data center operators, the company says. Bandwidth IG plans expects its network will span more than 165 route miles by the end of 2022 to cover the data centers and corporate campuses in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Milpitas, and San Jose.

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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.

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