360networks finishes Seattle to Vancouver network expansion

360networks, a facilities-based wholesale provider, has put the final touches on a new network route between Seattle and Vancouver, Canada.

Serving as an alternative border expansion option for both U.S. and Canadian service providers, the new 150-mile route provides the company's wholesale customers access to Everett, Bellingham and Vancouver, B.C. markets as well as other growth markets based on a customer's specific requirements.

In addition to Oroville, Wash. and Sweet Grass/Cut Bank, Mont., the new Seattle to Vancouver route is 360networks' third point of entry into Canada.  

When combined with the launch of its Layer 2 Ethernet (L2E) and Virtual Internet Exchange (VIX) services, the new route will provide utility for both U.S. and Canadian operators alike. Canadian service providers can use the route to carry traffic from Canada into the U.S. exchanges, while U.S. providers have another route to expand into Canada's West Coast.

For more:
- see the release

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