Monday, May 9, 2016

Electric Lightwave Doubles Long-Haul Routes Across Western U.S.

Electric Lightwave has doubled its long-haul fiber routes and capabilities in the western U.S.

Electric Lightwave offers multiple direct routes between major West Coast metro areas and cable landing stations. The carrier has added more diverse, low latency route options.

Some examples cited:

  • a cloud provider is achieving less than 8 millisecond round-trip latency between Los Angeles (LA) and the Bay Area through the use of 100g Wavelength services on both of Electric Lightwave’s unique fiber routes.
  • two unique routes between LA and the Bay Area with access to key cable landing stations
  • three direct routes between LA and the Bay Area terminating in different buildings with the capability of combining segments of the three routes to create a custom, diverse, fourth route
  • a direct route from the Bay Area to Hillsboro, Oregon, bypassing Portland, Oregon, enabling direct access to a key Oregon data center cluster and cable landing station
  • a new route to Quincy, Washington, one of the largest data center clusters in the country.

“We continue to build on the strengths of our network to offer our customers a highly differentiated solution that blends diverse network routes, direct access along key West Coast corridors, built-in reliability and security,” said Dan Stoll, president of Electric Lightwave. “With the opticAccess acquisition and our ability to leverage advanced data networking technologies across our network, we have significantly increased route diversity for our customers.”