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Bandwidth IG Expands Dark Fiber Network in Douglas County

Bandwidth IG is expanding its high capacity, dark fiber, network within Douglas County, Georgia. The company is working in partnership with Douglas County to attract and support new development and investment in the area’s data center hub.

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Douglas County offers affordable land, a favorable business environment, and a trained and qualified workforce all within a 25-minute drive of downtown Atlanta. With over $3 billion in investment over the last five years, Douglas County has emerged as a highly attractive area for data centers to expand and invest. Douglas County boasts a low risk of natural disasters, highly available and robust connectivity, attractive state and local tax incentives, and abundant and reliable energy with costs of approximately 50% of the natural average.

“The investment that Bandwidth IG is making in Douglas County plays a significant role in the economic growth of the region and contributes exponentially to the confidence that potential investors have in the market. With over 1,000 acres immediately available for future sites, infrastructure improvements by our county and city leaders, and the key partnerships we have in place with companies such as Bandwidth IG, Douglas County has garnered national attention as an emerging data center hub and we anticipate continued growth in this sector.” – Chris Pumphrey, Executive Director of Douglas County Economic Development Authority.

High capacity, strategic, dark fiber networks play an important role in laying the groundwork for future development and economic growth. Fiber networks of this kind are extremely beneficial to the colocation business but also provide a great backbone for other industries, such as banking, finance, and healthcare who can benefit from this infrastructure and connectivity. This new development brings with it a highly skilled workforce with technical expertise and ultimately creates higher-quality jobs, extending the benefits of the development throughout the community.  Jim Nolte, CEO of Bandwidth intimated that based on its merits, Douglas County will likely be able to rival Loudon and Santa Clara counties for data center development.  Based on the recent trajectory, this is easy to believe.

To learn more about new projects being unveiled on ‘Data Hill’ in Douglas County, visit the Douglas County website.

Read the full press release here.

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