Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), a metro dark fiber network provider in Northern California and Greater Atlanta, is expanding its high capacity, dark fiber network within Douglas County, Georgia. The dark fiber network provider is working in partnership with the region to attract and support new development and investment in the area.
The new dark fiber network that Bandwidth IG is building out offers diverse routes with high-capacity fiber to ensure the highest levels of throughput and business continuity.
“It is an honor to have partners of Bandwidth IG’s caliber who bring proven industry expertise to Douglas County,” said Chris Pumphrey, Executive Director of Douglas County Economic Development Authority. “The investment that Bandwidth IG is making in Douglas County plays a significant role in the economic growth of the region and contributes exponentially to the confidence that potential investors have in the market. With over 1,000 acres immediately available for future sites, infrastructure improvements by our county and city leaders, and the key partnerships we have in place with companies such as Bandwidth IG, Douglas County has garnered national attention as an emerging data center hub and we anticipate continued growth in this sector.”
Data Center Investments
Douglas County would offer affordable land, a favorable business environment and a trained and qualified workforce. Within a 25-minute drive of downtown Atlanta. With “over $3 billion in investment over the last five years,” Douglas County has emerged as an attractive area for data centers to expand and invest, stated Bandwidth IG. Douglas County would boast a low risk of natural disasters, highly available and robust connectivity, attractive state and local tax incentives and abundant and reliable energy “with costs of approximately 50% of the natural average.”
Fiber networks such as established by Bandwidth IG are beneficial to the colocation business. It also provides a backbone for other industries, such as banking, finance and healthcare who can benefit from this infrastructure and connectivity.
“Based on its merits, we can see Douglas County eventually being able to rival Loudon and Santa Clara counties for data center development. We have been working together with key members of the Economic Development team to transform policy, map out development and capacity, and share insights and opportunities with one another,” said Jim Nolte, CEO of Bandwidth IG. “Douglas County is a prime area that is ripe with new opportunities for growth and development and we are thrilled to be a part of its continued success.”
Bandwidth IG was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. The company’s Northern California network offers more than 50 route miles and 89,000 fiber miles, while their Greater Atlanta network has more than 40 route miles and 75,000 fiber miles available.