Wilcon to acquire Freedom Dark Fiber Networks

14 August 2013 | Kavit Majithia


Wilcon, a west coast fibre and data centre infrastructure provider has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Freedom Dark Fiber Networks.

Freedom Dark Fiber Networks operates as a high-capacity dark fibre provider in Southern California and the companies claim the combined entity will constitute one of the largest fibre networks in the region.

Through this acquisition, Wilcon will grow its fibre footprint by approximately 3000 additional route miles, providing access to nearly 1000 additional enterprise buildings, wireless communications sites, data centres and internet hubs.

The fibre network connects Bakersfield and San Diego, with dense metro fibre footprints in Los Angeles, with fibre footprints across the route. The joint network is also said to offer diverse routes throughout the region to ensure optimal performance for mission critical data traffic and applications.

“By combining Wilcon’s robust network capabilities with the tremendous reach and abundant capacity of the Freedom network, we can deliver even better custom solutions with unparalleled fibre access,” said Jon DeLuca, CEO at Wilcon.