SOURCE: Zayo Group

Zayo Group

May 07, 2013 08:00 ET

Zayo Group Expands IP Backbone in Minneapolis

Higher Speed Uplinks, Improved Performance Now Available to Customers in Minneapolis Market

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Zayo Group today announced the expansion of its Tier 1 internet protocol (IP) backbone in the Minneapolis market. With this expansion, Zayo can provide extended IP services in Minneapolis, now offering up to 10Gbps at both the company's IP PoPs and at end customer locations. The upgraded network will deliver high quality, high capacity internet service to enterprise and wholesale customers. Zayo's IP expansion leverages Minneapolis' extensive metro fiber assets, consisting of more than 1,300 route miles and more than 615 on net buildings.

Zayo's IP network already serves a large and growing number of wholesale, content provider and enterprise customers in the Minneapolis market, including several Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. This expansion will improve network performance and will facilitate traffic growth for current and future customers.

"The completion of this project reflects Zayo's commitment to the ongoing investment in the IP network to ensure the best possible network performance for our customers," said Max Clauson, Vice President of Zayo's IP Product Group.

Zayo currently offers these services in more than 270 markets across the U.S. and Europe. In response to customer demand for higher performance and bandwidth, Zayo continues to expand direct access to its IP backbone into additional markets across its network.

About Zayo Group
Based in Boulder, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises, and federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate, AboveNet, FTS and LiteCast, Zayo's network includes 72,800 route miles, serving 45 states and Washington, D.C. Its network serves approximately 11,104 on-net buildings, including 546 data centers, 553 carrier PoPs, and 2,845 cell towers. Zayo's colocation assets include 141,000 billable square feet of interconnect-focused colocation space.