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October 07, 2013 — BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), an international provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced its acquisition of FiberLink, LLC (“FiberLink”), a Midwest-based dark fiber operator. The FiberLink business is built upon a highly unique route between Chicago and Denver.

FiberLink’s primary route brings to Zayo more than 1,200 route miles of network running from downtown Chicago through Des Moines and Omaha to downtown Denver. With this acquisition, Zayo now offers approximately 26,000 routes miles of dark fiber with associated colocation and technical support services.

“FiberLink’s assets strengthen our ability to provide a broad range of end-to-end solutions to our customers,” says Matt Erickson, president of Zayo’s fiber, transport and infrastructure division. “Des Moines is a growing data center market that will now have greater access to Zayo’s network footprint.”

Zayo expects a straightforward integration process due to FiberLink’s dark fiber business model and can provide customer solutions on this route immediately. In conjunction with the transaction, Zayo drew funds from its previously undrawn $250 million revolving credit facility.

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