Bandwidth IG has moved into a third metro dark fiber market. Following the company’s dark fiber network rollouts in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Greater Atlanta, the company has announced its presence in Greater Portland, Oregon.
Bandwidth IG starts out with connectivity in the data center cluster out in Hillsboro to the west of Portland itself. Initially they have 14 data centers connected, with plans to expand that number going forward. According to the company, their initial network footprint has been placed with minimal overlap over existing infrastructure. There’s plenty more to to connect as a followup.
Hillsboro is a nexus of data center and fiber activity of course, with access to multiple trans-Pacific cables as well as renewable power resources and affordable real estate. Like other major data center clusters around the country, colo space has been built out at an amazing rate with no signs of stopping, and this has made a big dent in the dark fiber inventory regionally. Hence, overbuilds like this one to better serve that demand are increasingly the rule.
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