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BIG News for Silicon Valley: Bandwidth IG Adds 40 Kilometers of New Fiber Connectivity to the San Francisco Bay Area

The data center-rich Silicon Valley area now has an additional dark fiber route connecting Santa Clara to South San Jose. Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), one of the fastest growing pure-play metro dark fiber providers in the U.S., recently completed a unique fiber route that will provide vital connectivity for data center campuses in the area. 

The Growing Need for Silicon Valley Dark Fiber

The Silicon Valley data center market remains one of the most active in the U.S., largely because of continued demand for bandwidth from cloud service providers and the area’s numerous tech companies. As the demand for data center services continues to rise in Silicon Valley, access to reliable fiber networks to empower the vast amount of data being transmitted is also rising.

“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. Our new dark fiber route achieves those goals, in fact, the first test results showed signal loss roughly 40% below a standard loss budget.” — Jim Nolte, CEO for Bandwidth IG. 

Bandwidth IG’s Expanded Silicon Valley Dark Fiber Route

Bandwidth IG’s route connecting Santa Clara to South San Jose provides a new network — diverse from other carriers. It offers much-needed bandwidth between data centers or from data centers to corporate campuses. The route connects Santa Clara and Great Oaks to Bandwidth IG’s larger San Francisco Bay Area network that is on-net to more than 30 data centers.

This route expansion is Bandwidth IG’s latest investment in Silicon Valley. Last year, Bandwidth IG deployed dark fiber to QTS’ Santa Clara Data Center campus as well as Digital Realty’s 13 data centers in the area. This latest Silicon Valley expansion is just the latest for Bandwidth IG, with more to come here and across additional markets in 2022. 

Read the full announcement here and learn more about Bandwidth IG’s dark fiber offerings. 

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