AboveNet makes fiber network investment in California's Orange County

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) is taking out its backhoe to install more fiber connectivity and network services in California's growing Orange County area.

Set on bringing its network connectivity in the Los Angeles metro market to serve its enterprise and service provider customers, AboveNet will build new fiber routes in Costa Mesa, Irvine and into south Orange County.

By deploying these new fiber rings, businesses in the Costa Mesa and Irvine metro areas will be able buy a number of low latency connectivity service including Metro Ethernet, IP and custom wavelength services. In addition to providing expanded service coverage, AboveNet's new fiber rings will create fiber connections in and between Orange County's key data centers and business hubs.

AboveNet said that the new fiber loops will act as one big "feeder" ring that will connect the area's office buildings, data centers and carrier hotels to AboveNet's high-speed, fiber backbone now serving the central business districts of Irvine and Costa Mesa in addition to its Pacific Region's point of presence (POP) located at 17222 Von Karman Avenue.

"AboveNet continues to expand its network reach in the top metro markets," said Xenophon Giannis, executive director of Pacific Region Sales at AboveNet. "This investment brings next-generation fiber optic network services to customers in two of Los Angeles' major business hubs." 

AboveNet's latest expansion into California's Orange County has been an ongoing network build out and expansion drive for the service provider. Throughout much of 2010, the competitive service provider that primarily focuses on higher bandwidth needs of larger businesses and carriers, not only expanded fiber network reach into domestic markets such as Denver, Philadelphia and Seattle, but also throughout Europe.

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