SOURCE: Zayo Group

Zayo Group

August 30, 2012 08:00 ET

Zayo Expands Agent Sales Channel Offering

Zayo Expands Offering to Include Colocation and Interconnection Services

LOUISVILLE, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) - Zayo announces the expansion of products offered through the Agent sales channel to include colocation and interconnect services provided by zColo, its carrier neutral colocation and interconnect focused business. Through its acquisition of AboveNet, Zayo gained a prominent position in the Agent community with the addition of its Channel program.

The addition of zColo's products and services join Ethernet, Wavelength and IP products. zColo's product offerings include space, power, risers, and Metro Interconnect, zColo's newest product offering. Metro Interconnect uniquely provides in-market Dark Fiber cross-connects between major Data Centers and Carrier Hotels.

The Agent community will now have access to all of zColo's 20 carrier-neutral facilities in markets such as the NY/NJ metro, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Dallas and Seattle.

"Zayo is committed to the Agent program, and we believe selling zColo's product suite through this channel will be productive for Zayo and profitable for our channel partners," states Chris Morley, President of zColo. "Colocation and interconnection services are a natural extension to the Bandwidth Infrastructure products they already sell."

In support of zColo products for the Agent program, Zayo will be dedicating resources to support Agents and their customer relationships. Zayo will continue to utilize current Master Agents, but is also seeking new Agents with competency in Colocation Infrastructure Services to focus on colocation and interconnect opportunities.

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About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( is an international provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro, national, international, and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo's network assets include over 61,000 route miles, covering 45 states plus Washington, D.C. as well as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Toronto and Tokyo. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 9,000 buildings and 2,400 cell towers on-net, and over 136,000 square feet of billable colocation space. On June 5, 2012 Zayo announced its agreement to acquire FiberGate, a Dark Fiber provider in the Washington, D.C. area which is expected to close during the third quarter of 2012.

About zColo
Zayo Colocation Inc., also known as zColo, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zayo Group providing carrier-neutral, interconnection focused colocation services in 20 domestic locations. zColo is the exclusive operator of the 60 Hudson Street (NYC) Meet-Me-Room and other interconnection focused colocation facilities in the NY/NJ metro market, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Chicago Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Dallas and Seattle. Zayo Group and AboveNet signed a definitive agreement for Zayo to acquire AboveNet in March 2012. After the completion of the acquisition, zColo will offer colocation and data center services 20 domestic locations.

For more information on zColo, visit