ATLANTA(May 2, 2012) —Cbeyond, Inc.(NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of network and cloud services to over 62,000 small and medium sized businesses, today announced a formal agreement with Zayo, a national provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation. This partnership will enable Cbeyond to leverage Zayo’s infrastructure to bring high-speed bandwidth connectivity to small and medium sized businesses via dark fiber.
“Our primary goal for 2012 is to deliver a secure cloud infrastructure, network and consultative sales to bring the real benefits of secure cloud computing to the most technically demanding small and medium sized businesses nationwide,” said Brent Cobb, chief customer officer for Cbeyond. “This partnership with Zayo will allow us to fully control and scale the bandwidth our customer’s receive – with the flexibility to exceed our technology-dependent customers’ needs – our number one priority.”
To date, Cbeyond has placed orders for fiber to reach more than 600 buildings within the company’s densest markets, one of the first steps in bringing Cbeyond closer to its goal of lighting fiber to 1,000 buildings and transitioning an additional 28 percent of its customers to Metro Ethernet by the end of 2013; currently Cbeyond provides 22 percent of its customers with Metro Ethernet via Ethernet-over-Copper technology.
“Our unique value – the secure intersection of network and cloud provides our customers with a solution only available from Cbeyond. We are confident the Zayo partnership will fuel success for both organizations, and most importantly, gets innovation into the hands of small and medium sized businesses to enhance their productivity and growth plans,”added Cobb.
““We are excited to partner with Cbeyond to bring dark fiber connectively to small and medium sized businesses across the U.S.,” said Matt Erickson, President of Zayo Fiber Solutions. “We anticipate this partnership will eventually enable us to bring fiber into many thousands of buildings across the US.”
For more information about Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a national provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral collocation 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 and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include approximately 45,000 route miles, covering 42 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 5,200 buildings on-net, 440 Points-of-Presence (POPs), 2,300 cell towers on-net, and over 94,000 billable square feet of collocation space. In March 2012, Zayo announced its intent to acquire AboveNet, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.
Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 62,000 small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. Combining industry-leading virtual and dedicated servers hosted in a fully compliant data center, cloud PBX, secure MPLS enterprise class networks, robust security services, migration planning and best-in-class real-time management, Cbeyond provides a technology portfolio not generally available to the SMBs they serve. Winning the 2010 Windows Server Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year and Hosting Partner of the Year in 2009 and 2010, Cbeyond is an industry leader in delivering virtual and dedicated servers on Windows Server Hyper V technology. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.