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360networks provides IP Transit to Northland Communications

SEATTLE, WA – May 3, 2011 — 360networks (now Zayo Group), a facilities-based wholesale provider of telecommunications services, today announced it will provide IP Transit services for Northland Communications into Moses Lake, WA.  Northland Communications owns and operates cable systems in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.

Northland needed high performance IP transit at competitive prices to deliver quality Internet services to its end user customers in the Moses Lake, Washington market.  “Customers continue to demand more and more capacity throughout the markets we serve,” said Matt Cryan, Senior Vice President.  “360networks provided the additional capacity we were looking for, in the location we needed at a very competitive price.”

“360networks is seeing more and more customers turn to us for IP Transit,” said Steve Cardwell, vice president of sales for 360networks.  “We look forward to working with operators like Northland, to help fill in their gaps with the cost-effective, high capacity IP transit alternatives they need.”

360networks’ IP Transit Service uses the most advanced technology and equipment available, purpose-built to meet customers’ performance and growth requirements, whether a data center operator, ISP, Cloud Service Provider, or LEC.  Built with a state-of-the-art, fully mesh protected MPLS core, 360networks’ IP Transit delivers high performance and high availability.  The DWDM architecture spans 18,000 route miles to 66 tier 1 to 4 markets through 110 unique POPs.  360networks’ IP Transit provides multiservice port capability and supports GigE (scalable at 100Mbps), 10Gig (scalable at 1Gig), DS3, and OCN interfaces, with fixed and burstable options.

About 360networks

360networks (now Zayo Group) is a full service wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Carrier Ethernet, IP, VoIP, and Local Access (T1/DS3) services, on its wholly-owned fiber optic backbone.  Its facilities-based network provides deep coverage, spanning 18,000 miles to tier 1 to 4 U.S. markets (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) and British Columbia.  Financially stable and a CLEC in 36 states, 360networks enables the nation’s voice, data and web-based application and service providers to quickly pursue next generation strategies, migrate from legacy networks, grow into new markets and services, and increase network diversity.