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Dark Freedom taken over in California

Wilcon, a provider of fibre optic and data center infrastructure on the West Coast of the USA, has acquired Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, a high-capacity dark fibre provider in southern California. The combined company will constitute one of the largest fibre-optic networks in southern California.

As a result, Wilcon will increase its fibre network by nearly 3,000 miles, and provide access to nearly 1,000 additional enterprise buildings, wireless communications sites, data centres and internet hubs. The new network will provide the region’s major industries with connectivity into strategic sub-markets not served by other providers, the company claims.Connecting from Bakersfield to San Diego, with dense metro fibre footprints in Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Santa Clarita, Long Beach, Irvine, Riverside, Carlsbad and San Diego, the joint network will offer diverse routes throughout the region to provide customers with high-capacity services for data traffic and applications. The combined network will offer the most dense fibre and interconnection infrastructure in downtown Los Angeles.

According to Jon DeLuca, chief executive officer of Wilcon: 'By combining Wilcon’s robust network capabilities with the tremendous reach and abundant capacity of the Freedom network, we can deliver even better custom solutions with unparalleled fibre access'.

Dave Daigle, chief executive officer of Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, added: 'California is equivalent to the world’s 12th largest economy. Our market is the epicentre of the global media and entertainment industries, home to major biomedical and higher education research centres, the largest manufacturing centre in the US, and the primary hub of international telecom and trade traffic going to the Asia-Pacific region. The collective capabilities of our organisations offer compelling customer solutions in this dynamic region.'

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