Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), one of the fastest-growing pure-play metro dark fiber providers in the U.S., has announced the availability of its dark fiber connection solutions in the Greater Portland, Oregon, region. Bandwidth IG’s fiber, which is already accessible in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Atlanta, is now available in a third region, delivering best-in-class network performance to data centers, hyperscalers, and companies in the fast rising Portland area.
Hillsboro is one of the West Coast’s fastest-growing data center markets. Affordable real estate, renewable energy sources, proximity to trans-Pacific undersea cables, and municipal tax incentives have resulted in the development of a data center hub in the area. According to recent sources, the Portland market has almost 100 MW of commissioned electricity, with land available for expansion.
According to other reports, almost 200 MW of extra capacity has been pre-leased at a number of significant data center projects in the works. All of this activity would be driving up demand for data center connectivity in Hillsboro and Greater Portland, necessitating the deployment of new dark fiber services to support the region’s expanding IT networks.
“We’ve worked hard over the last several years to solidify Hillsboro as a community that supports economic growth,” said Dan Dias, Economic & Community Development Director for the City of Hillsboro. “Our business advantages attracted nationally renowned companies in various industries, including the technology industry. We understand the quality of work being done requires digital infrastructure that can meet demand, and we’re pleased to develop relationships with companies like Bandwidth IG who can advance our economic development goals with strong dark fiber networks to our business community.”
Hillsboro Network Infrastructure
As with all of its dark fiber networks, Bandwidth IG’s Hillsboro infrastructure is strategically placed to ensure minimal overlap with other networks, offering true route diversity. The company’s 100% owned and operated networks would make customization and scaling for network operators in the area easier and faster.
“We’ve watched the thriving business climate in the Greater Portland area drive demand for dark fiber. We expect our newly placed network to be pivotal to the ongoing success of business growth by providing the quality and quantity of the connections needed between these critical data centers,” said Jim Nolte, CEO at Bandwidth IG. “The rising number of technology companies, enterprises and data centers in the area will require the large cable counts, diversity and low latency that only new networks, like ours, can provide. W’re pleased to bring this quality offering to Greater Portland.”
The Hillsboro network of Bandwidth IG now connects 14 data centers, with plans to grow in the near future. To serve its present and prospective clients, Bandwidth IG will continue to invest in the Greater Portland region with the best quality dark fiber network infrastructure.