Three interesting dark fiber projects in the west and southwest:
Arcadian Infracom has broken ground on its new fiber route between Los Angeles CA and Phoenix AZ. Arcadian has been working with the California Department of Technology on multiple projects via a public/private partnership, and the LA-Phoenix router is a key piece of that. The project, which leverages the I-40 corridor, is expected to be completed by mid-2027.
Bandwidth IG has a new dark fiber ring planned for the San Francisco Bay Area. The plans call for 310 route miles of new fiber, including a piece underneath the Bay itself. It will extend Bandwidth IG’s footprint north from the Santa Clara region up through both the East Bay and peninsula to San Francisco itself. They are putting in more than 2M fiber miles, so those are some high fiber count cables.
MDC Data Centers has added two more International Fiber Crossings down on the US/Mexico border, giving them nine in all now. In Texas they have developed a new crossing at Eagle Pass in collaboration with local and regional authorities which enables a newly diverse route between Dallas and Querétaro. And in Arizona they have developed a new crossing at Nogales. Both are 100% underground with high fiber count of type G.652D fiber.
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