Bandwidth IG: Readying the Path for the Tech Giants

Bandwidth IG - Silicon Valley

When we hear about Silicon Valley thoughts of tech giants and digital innovation often come to mind.  Well, it’s no wonder – Silicon Valley, nestled south of San Francisco in Northern California, is home to over 2,000 tech companies, the highest concentration in the world.   Nearly 100 of the top companies in the area have valuations of over a billion dollars and the five largest companies in the Silicon Valley make up over 20% of the total value on the S&P 500.

With all this technology, it is no surprise that the Silicon Valley is the third largest data center market in the U.S., providing space, power and connectivity for the Valley’s marquee technology companies, as well as a legion of fast-moving startups.  The market is in growth mode with a steady supply of new capacity coming online over the next two to three years – a direct derivative of the cloud computing boom. Three new major facility operators are under construction, while three leading incumbents are in the process of expanding their footprints – which together will add almost another 500MW of IT load.

Bandwidth IG’s Silicon Valley Dark Fiber Network

Bandwidth IG Northern California

Bandwidth IG’s Northern California network covers 52 route miles, 89,000 fiber miles, reaches more than 50 data centers and represents more than 520 megawatts of IT load.

At Bandwidth IG, we are set to supply this incoming demand.  To start, we are now providing dark fiber services to CoreSite’s Santa Clara data center campus. In addition to CoreSite, we also provide services to the likes of Equinix, Cyxtera, Digital Realty, QTS, Vantage, and others.  Our team helps mission critical data centers, hyperscalers and enterprises leverage the power of future digital advancements by building and operating high capacity, dark fiber networks and providing the required infrastructure to support technological growth in the Northern California market.

At Bandwidth IG, we are uniquely positioned to address the explosive demand that is building for new, scalable and reliable dark fiber solutions to support the growth of current and future data-intensive enterprises. Covering over 52 route miles and over 89,000 fiber miles, our Northern California network connects into over 50 data centers, representing over 520 MW of IT load.

Our entire backbone is populated with high count single mode fiber cables and is 100% underground, creating a metro cross connect environment that is unique in the Northern Californian market. We offer a new network which is intentionally placed to ensure minimal overlap with competitor networks. The high density of fiber gives us the ability to deliver large cable counts, diversity and low latency along with economies of scale, making it possible to offer quality networks for a better value than competitors.

To learn more about the Bandwidth IG metro dark fiber network availability in Northern California, download our data sheet here.