Telia Carrier adds connectivity options for Silicon Prairie region

Telia Carrier adds connectivity options for Silicon Prairie region


Telia Carrier has added another new diverse and latency-optimised DWDM route in the US, between Chicago and Denver via Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska.

The area is part of the Silicon Prairie and the new route bypasses downtown areas in both Chicago (pictured) and Denver to directly connect data centre hubs. Further, a new PoP will be added in Des Moines to serve regional demand in Iowa.

The project also includes new metro ring overbuild networks in Chicago connecting the O’Hare area – home to data centre hotspot Elk Grove Technology park – and proceeding directly to Des Moines and Omaha then on to Denver, with further metro overbuild in the Tech Center area.

New core PoPs will be added to serve data centre clusters in both locations.

Telia Carrier said the developments were part of its “ongoing organic buildout” of the North American network and reinforced its commitment to provide both direct and diverse route options.

“Customers that are flooding the region demand more diversity in routes and connectivity options,” said Art Kazmierczak, Telia Carrier’s director of business and network development.

“Diversity protects against interruptions in service, which is essential to customer experience in today’s competitive markets. Our new expansion in the region offers flexibility, gives customers access to shorter routes, and lays the foundation for future route expansion in North America.

“We’re committed to the needs of our customers, delivering new diverse routes between major hubs; and connectivity at-scale in edge markets along those routes. These new network buildouts position Telia Carrier as a preferred provider for diversity with an extensive footprint serving America’s heartland,” Kazmierczak added.


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