As its nationwide expansion project picks up steam, tw telecom is putting out a few details of the projects in each market. Earlier this week the focus was out in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, and yesterday it shifted both southeast to Memphis, Tennessee and southwest to Orange County, California.
In Tennessee the order of the day is 100 route miles of fiber in Memphis. Along with more depth, the network buildout will go east to Germantown and Collierville, and north to Millington and the naval base there. Yes, Memphis has a naval base there on the shores of the Mississippi. Memphis was one of Zayo’s original markets, starting with the purchase of Memphis Networx way back at the beginning in 2007. Seven years later, tw telecom is tapping some of that dark fiber.
Meanwhile, in southern California, tw telecom is adding reach throughout populous Orange County. That means new fiber in nine cities: Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, East Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster. I’m not a west coast child, I need a map. 29 more markets to go.
As tw telecom rolls out all this new infrastructure, they’re still ramping up their nextgen constellation network platform. They’ve spent a lot of effort on getting that right and doing it in advance of what promises to be the bulk of the cloud migration. It’s good timing to have this fiber buildout going on now, lest we all have nothing more to do than expect too much too soon in the form of instantaneous bandwidth and all that.
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