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Fiber network comes on line

Completion of a long-haul fiber optic network between Salt Lake City and Sacramento is expected to support efforts to attract data centers to northern Nevada.

Integra Telecom Inc. of Portland, Ore., said it brought a 100 gigabit-per-second, long-haul fiber backbone along the 865-mile route between Salt Lake City and Sacramento on line in late January.

The company said the project will expand bandwidth and improve network speed for customers such as data centers and private cloud providers in the Reno area.



“As home to data centers, large businesses and educational institutions, the Reno area has many organizations which can benefit from the high bandwidth solutions this fiber network offers, not to mention the direct connectivity to cloud services and technology hubs along the San Francisco–Reno–Salt Lake City corridor that we’re now able to provide,” said Dan Stoll, Integra’s vice president of corporate development.

Mike Kazmierski, president and chief executive of the Economic Development Authority, said expanded fiber networks play an important role in jobs-creation efforts.



“Integra’s expansion of its fiber network through Reno is important to the continued technology growth of the region,” Kazmierski said. “The enhanced connectivity, reliability and speed are important to the data center prospects considering our region, and this expansion improves our data network as business demand on our network infrastructure continues to increase.”

Integra said it’s accepting orders from new and existing customers who want access to the fiber backbone.

NNBW staff


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