BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO), a global provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The network expansion will add more than 800 route miles to Zayo’s owned long haul network, which spans more than 19,000 route miles. Zayo will break ground beginning the third calendar quarter of this year and expects to complete the route in the fourth calendar quarter of 2017.
Through this new route, Zayo will be able to further support high bandwidth demands for customers in the southeast extending into the northeast. The long haul fiber expansion will provide direct access to carrier hotels and data centers across six key markets, including Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., Richmond, Va., and Ashburn, Va., and Washington, D.C. Zayo will offer its full product suite of dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services across this route.
“This expansion complements our current fiber infrastructure, and meets the growing requirement for bandwidth in these fast-growing markets,” said Matt Erickson, President and COO of Zayo’s Physical Infrastructure segment. “Our long haul dark fiber network will provide customers with dedicated, secure and virtually unlimited bandwidth, which they can ‘light up’ as they grow and scale.”
Since October 2013, Zayo has expanded its long haul dark fiber network by 5,000 route miles. Last month, Zayo announced the construction of a new long haul dark fiber route from Phoenix to Dallas. This route will add more than 1,200 route miles to Zayo’s long haul network, and is expected to be completed in the fourth calendar quarter of 2016.
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