Wilcon deepens California fiber footprint with Los Angeles, El Segundo ring

Wilcon, a West Coast-based provider of data fiber and center services, has expanded its Southern California fiber network reach with a new ring connecting downtown Los Angeles and El Segundo.

Stretching 43 route miles and 22,000 fiber miles, the ring will create diverse network access from downtown Los Angeles through Hollywood, Santa Monica and Burbank to the dense commercial district in El Segundo, including the multiple data centers there, the company said.

"In addition to a cluster of leading data centers in El Segundo, many large enterprise customers have chosen to put their corporate headquarters there," said Reginald Scales, SVP of sales and marketing at Wilcon, in a release. "This is a strategic move to increase our network presence and enhance our offering to customers in this market."

Data center connectivity is a big focus of this expansion initiative. Upon completion, the ring will mean that Wilcon will have connections to all of the major data center locations in the Los Angeles metro area and over 50 data centers across Southern California.

Complementing its own builds, the service provider has not been shy to acquire other complementary assets, including Freedom Dark Fiber Networks in 2013, a deal that gave it additional 3,000 route miles.

For more:
- see the release

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