tw telecom enhances its San Diego network reach

tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, is adding more firepower to its existing network in San Diego by extending service into the various business parks located in Carlsbad.

San Diego is just one of various expansion campaigns tw telecom has been conducting throughout California.

One of the largest expansions took place in Orange County last spring when it began building out network facilities in nine new cities including Brea, Cypress, East Anaheim and Huntington Beach. It then conducted a major expansion in the Los Angeles area, including Century City, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood and other areas of West Los Angeles.  

Then, in May the service provider introduced service to increase density from San Francisco into the communities of the East Bay, as well communities in the South Bay. With these network expansions complete, tw telecom said its Northern California network now extends from south of San Jose to San Francisco, throughout the East Bay into Oakland and Walnut Creek, and north into Sacramento.  

All of these buildouts in California are part of the service provider's plan to accelerate its metro-fiber footprint into new markets as well as increase its coverage in existing markets.

During the process of this network expansion effort, tw telecom entered into four new markets--Salt Lake City, Richmond, Va., Boston and Philadelphia--and plans to enter into one other new market--Cleveland--this year. These network expansions are part of a multi-market initiative to expand its metro fiber footprint by about 17 percent throughout the U.S. 

For more:
- see the release

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