Los Angeles-based infrastructure firm Wilcon has acquired Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, a high-capacity dark fibre provider with a footprint covering south California, giving the combined company one of the largest privately-held fibre networks in the state. Through the acquisition, Wilcon will grow its fibre footprint by nearly 3,000 additional route miles, providing access to nearly 1,000 additional enterprise buildings, wireless communications sites, data centres and internet hubs. The combined network will link Bakersfield to San Diego, with dense metro fibre footprints in Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Santa Clarita, Long Beach, Irvine, Riverside, Carlsbad and San Diego.
As a result of the transaction, Freedom Dark Fiber Networks will be renamed Freedom Telecommunications. The combined company will offer a broad range of services, including dark fibre, Ethernet services and managed optical wavelengths. The acquisition comes just two years after Wilcon acquired Willshire Connections and IX2.