Electric Lightwave lights 200G wavelengths along 225-mile western fiber route

Electric Lightwave has begun offering its business and wholesale customers 200G wavelength services on its newly built 225-mile fiber route between Hillsboro, Oregon and Seattle, enabling it to deliver additional services to its content and enterprise customers.

Leveraging Ciena's 6500 packet optical platform, this 200G service is part of a broader initiative ELI has taken to double the number of its long-haul routes.

Besides 200G, ELI has through its Spectrum solution and expanding its wavelength services from 10G and 100G Express Routes to respond to demand for high bandwidth access services.

Although it has only lit up one customer on the 200G service, ELI said that it is "seeing significant demand from existing and new customers along our routes."

The introduction of the 200G wavelength services comes on the heels of doubling its long-haul optical routes and network capabilities to satisfy requirements of enterprises including OTT content providers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas.

These routes and service options leverage a mix of Electric Lightwave's own internal network builds as well as assets it gained from opticAccess, which its parent company Integra purchased in August 2015.

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