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With the closing of its acquisition of the Indiana Fiber Network, Zayo Group Holdings has added more than 5,000 route miles of on-net connections and what it characterizes as dense fiber to almost 1,000 enterprise buildings in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Columbus, Terre Haute, South Bend and other Indiana cities. Indiana Fiber Network LLC did business as Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN).

The addition of IFN to Zayo’s holdings gives Zayo more than 7,500 route miles and on-net connectivity to more than 2,000 buildings, data centers and cell sites in the state. Operations will continue at IFN’s Indianapolis headquarters.

Zayo has holdings across North America and in western Europe, with connections to data centers, cloud providers and commercial and entertainment centers in more than 400 markets. The company intends to invest and help growth of Indiana’s communications infrastructure and to increase ubiquity of high speed connectivity in the state.

“IFN brings to Zayo a high-quality network, a strong team and a sharp focus on delivering exceptional service to its customer base,” Zayo chief financial officer Matt Steinfort said in a press release. “Together, we have the opportunity to leverage our combined and complementary assets to achieve regional scale and drive growth.”

IFN Network Map

The IFN acquisition was announced in March. Zayo’s owners – a consortium led by EQT Partners and Digital Colony Partners – acquired Zayo and took it private last year. Terms of the IFN acquisition were not disclosed.

IFN took a step beyond Indiana last year when it established a connection to a major traffic exchange point in Ashburn, VA.

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