Bandwidth IG, Flexential expand dark fibre access for Oregon data centre

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Dark fibre provider Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG) has signed an agreement with data centre solutions provider Flexential to deliver more access to in-demand dark fibre routes in the emerging data centre hub of Hillsboro, Oregon. 

Bandwidth IG is expanding the dark fibre network to include Flexential’s Portland - Hillsboro 2 data centre. This is designed to deliver added capacity and diverse routes for customers and carriers using the sought-after data centres. 

The Hillsboro 2 data centre has become an in-demand facility for both U.S.A and international customers. It offers a dense ecosystem of carriers, service providers and enterprise customers and also delivers direct access to the New Cross Pacific and Hawaiki transpacific subsea cables providing direct, low latency connectivity between the U.S. and Asia-Pacific. 

Bandwidth IG will deliver connectivity through two new entrances, currently under construction at the Hillsboro 2 data centre. The services will be deployed in spring, allowing Flexential customers to meet growing demands for connectivity. The aim is that the addition of Bandwidth IG’s dark fibre network will support broader connectivity to Flexential’s three other data centres in Hillsboro, as well as others in the region. The new connectivity will provide additional access to one of the largest-scale data centre footprints in Oregon, which will offer more than 100MW of actively deployed capacity at Flexential facilities in the region at full build-out.

Bruce Garrison, CEO at  Bandwidth IG explains: “Hillsboro is a rapidly expanding part of our network because of its position as a global hub for connectivity and computing. Working with Flexential is a crucial part of delivering much-needed dark fibre services to hyperscalers and enterprises, as well as other data centres in the region. We look forward to growing our relationship by delivering more diverse routes to additional Flexential data centres in Hillsboro.”

Ryan Mallory, COO for Flexential adds: “As demand for increased connectivity rises, it’s paramount for our customers that we introduce more diverse options to support their need for added capacity and redundancy. Our collaboration with Bandwidth IG further expands our ecosystem enabling customers in the Hillsboro market to build and grow on our national FlexAnywhere platform, which now offers access to over 220MW and more than 3 million square feet of data centre capacity. We look forward to continued investment in the Pacific Northwest region to solve capacity needs through increased fibre, conduit capacity and carrier density.”

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07 September 2022

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