Wilcon expands Southern Calif. footprint with Freedom Dark Fiber Networks deal

Wilcon, a West Coast-based fiber provider, immediately expanded its reach into the Southern California region by acquiring Freedom Dark Fiber Networks.

As a result of the deal, Wilcon will gain an additional 3,000 route miles, providing access to almost 1,000 additional buildings, wireless towers, data centers and other Internet hubs. Upon completion, Freedom Dark Fiber Networks will be renamed Freedom Telecommunications.

They will jointly offer a suite of services including dark fiber, Ethernet services and managed optical wavelengths.

Since it was founded in 2007, Freedom's metro fiber network covers Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire and reaches into the Bakersfield and San Diego metro areas.

Jon DeLuca, chief executive officer of Wilcon, said in a release that "With demand for bandwidth expected to grow 29 percent annually, this acquisition increases our addressable market exponentially."

Like its acquisition of IX2, a Los Angeles-based data center and interconnection provider, the acquisition of Freedom was backed by Pamlico Capital. Neither company revealed the terms of the purchase.

For more:
- see the release

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