Dark fiber network to span 411 miles, support mission-critical services
BOULDER, Colo. – February 10, 2016 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO), the global leader in Communications Infrastructure, was awarded a $15.6 million,12-year contract by the City of Fort Worth to provide a dark fiber solution to upgrade its municipal network. The sale underscores a trend toward municipalities, schools and other government entities upgrading outdated networks to meet the growing demand for high-performance connectivity.
“Increasingly, cities and municipal governments are finding that their infrastructure won’t support their growing need for fast, high-performance bandwidth for mission-critical services, including emergency operations,” said Randy Dunbar, senior vice president metro dark fiber at Zayo. “Rather than building their own networks, which are complex and expensive, they’re leveraging Zayo’s infrastructure.”
Zayo started construction on the first phase of a two-year project and plans to connect six core city locations by midyear. When completed, the network will connect over 50 of the city’s facilities along a 411-mile network and will feature a diverse core ring and 64 laterals to connect to outlying facilities. The network will leverage the 2,000-mile fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) network currently under construction in Dallas. Zayo has large and growing fiber networks across Texas, including Houston, San Antonio and Austin.
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About Zayo Group
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 110,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud services in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit zayo.com.
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