Zayo Completes Acquisition of Litecast/Balticore, LLC
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On January 2nd, Zayo Group announced it has completed its previously announced purchase of Litecast/Balticore, LLC (“Litecast”), a provider of metro Bandwidth Infrastructure services in Baltimore, Maryland.
Litecast owns and operates the leading Baltimore metropolitan fiber network, connecting over 110 on-net buildings, including all of the city’s major datacenters and carrier hotel facilities. Litecast is focused on providing dark fiber and Ethernet-based services to a concentrated set of Baltimore enterprise and governmental customers, particularly within the healthcare and education segments.
The acquisition extends Zayo’s fiber network in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, complementing the recently acquired AboveNet and FiberGate networks in the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia area. Zayo will offer Litecast customers its suite of Bandwidth Infrastructure products across its regional, national and international fiber networks. Additionally, Zayo will now offer Baltimore fiber-based services to its large base of wireless and wireline carrier customers.
“The Litecast acquisition further strengthens Zayo’s fiber presence in the increasingly important Baltimore-Washington metropolitan market,” says Dan Caruso, President and CEO of Zayo Group. “By combining the former AboveNet, FiberGate and Litecast networks, Zayo has the premier fiber assets in the mid-Atlantic region.”
Due to Litecast’s concentrated network geography, focused product set and size, Zayo has already completed many of the planned integration activities. And given the concentration of Baltimore customers, Zayo is maintaining a strong local presence in the Baltimore market.
Here are some details about the expanded Zayo network:
- Fiber in 45 states and Washington D.C.
- Approximately 67,000 route miles and 4.77 million+ fiber miles
- 231 global markets, including the United States' 10 largest cities
- Dense metro fiber assets in London, England with connectivity to key data centers in Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris
- Twenty colocation and interconnection facilities, including: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
- Over 10,000 on-net buildings, including more than 500 data centers and carrier PoPs
- Colocation assets include over 141,000 billable square feet of interconnect-focus space
If you have been receiving services from Litecast, we will continue to provide the same level of high quality service to which you are accustomed. Effective immediately, you can receive support for all of your Zayo and former Litecast services from a set of Zayo representatives who will be contacting you soon.
I invite you to explore the benefits of our combined network and hope that you share our enthusiasm about the opportunities that it creates.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact us.