Western regional fiber operator 360Networks is helping California CLEC power TelePacific power its expansion efforts in the northern California town of Chico. 360Networks has upgraded one of its regeneration huts into a POP in order to deploy capacity into the city, which lies north of Sacramento and hence outside the main bandwidth hubs that most carriers focus on.
TelePacific recently announced the purchase of TelWest, giving them a footprint in Texas and suggesting their future will have an greater geographical focus. But California is a big state, and there are obviously opportunities for expansion there as well. Actually, given TelePacific's Texas move, it is not that much of a stretch to envision them purchasing someone like 360Networks at some point to connect the two regions with fiber while expanding up the Pacific coast as well. I do suspect they are still hungry.
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