San Francisco Bay Area is home to a large number of technology companies focused on Internet content and cloud computing services as well as major data center operations. No wonder the region is one of the nation’s highest bandwidth intensive regions. Thus it came as no surprise when Zayo Group, a major bandwidth infrastructure provider, announced a major expansion to its Northern California fiber network.
Zayo’s San Francisco fiber network already spans 920 route miles and 443 buildings, connecting customers to deep metro and long haul fiber networks.
The project is kicking off next month and is scheduled for completion in June 2016. Post expansion, 550 route miles of Dark Fiber will be added to the network, covering downtown San Francisco and the surrounding communities of Oakland, Berkeley, Palo Alto (News - Alert), San Jose, Walnut Creek and Fairfield.
On completion of the project, Zayo, with its 1,500 route miles of fiber assets in and around San Francisco, will be able to offer a full suite of high-bandwidth solutions such as cloud connectivity, video transport, Dark Fiber, Ethernet, Wavelength and IP services.
“This expansion is the result of strong growth and demand from our existing customers, as well as new opportunities from prospective customers across the region. Increasing our fiber network by more than 50 percent in one of the country’s most bandwidth intensive regions provides important connectivity for our customers,” president of Zayo Fiber & Transport Infrastructure at Zayo Group (News - Alert) Matt Erickson, noted in a statement.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker