Bandwidth IG, Flexential partner for dark fibre

Created May 30, 2024
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Bandwidth IG, is partnering with Flexential, a provider of secure and scalable data centre solutions, to deliver connectivity to its Atlanta – Douglasville data centre campus. Bandwidth IG is connecting the facility to its newly constructed dark fibre and conduit network that services Douglasville, Lithia Springs and other parts of Douglas County, where data centre growth has accelerated.

Bandwidth IG’s Greater Atlanta network was launched in 2019 and has grown from serving primarily the downtown area to creating additional dark fibre solutions in emerging areas. The company’s Atlanta-area network has grown from 30 route miles in 2019 to more than 170 route miles. In addition to Douglas County, it now reaches parts of Fayette, Rockdale and Newton Counties.

“Our partnership with Bandwidth IG marks a significant enhancement to our Atlanta – Douglasville data centre, fortifying our network with high-capacity dark fibre,” said Ryan Mallory, COO, Flexential. “This collaboration not only amplifies our infrastructure but also aligns with our commitment to deliver superior connectivity solutions that meet the evolving demands of the digital market.”

“Given Atlanta’s strategic positioning as a hub for data centre connectivity to other major markets, we anticipate continued expansion and the need for additional dark fibre services,” said Bruce Garrison, CEO of Bandwidth IG. “By intentionally placing networks in emerging areas of Atlanta, we’re creating new opportunities for connectivity and enabling partners like Flexential to deliver fast and reliable services to their customers.”

The Atlanta data centre market is considered one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. and is expected to more than triple over the next several years. Bandwidth IG has strategically expanded its network to provide critical dark fibre capacity to data centres, like Flexential’s facility located approximately 20 miles west of Atlanta, outside the city’s core business district. Flexential’s ecosystem of colocation services, including cloud capabilities and the ability to connect to multiple data centres across 19 U.S. markets through the Flexential FlexAnywhere™ platform, requires unmatched speed that only new dark fibre provides.

In April of this year, Bandwidth IG partnered with the San Francisco Metropolitan Internet Exchange (SFMIX) to deliver high-capacity dark fibre to internet service providers and content delivery networks across the San Francisco Bay Area.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.