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Glenn Russo, Zayo Announced as a 2011 Celebrity at C-Level @ A Mile High

DENVER – March 3, 2011 – Zayo today announced Glenn Russo, President of Zayo Networks, will be one of the more than 50 “Celebrity” C-Levels participating on March 10, 2011 at the CSIA C-Level @ A Mile High event.  C-Level @ A Mile High is Colorado’s biggest technology networking event and is designed to help increase the relationships and business done between Colorado technology companies.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, the CSIA C-Level @ A Mile High has stimulated hundreds of relationships and resulted in millions of dollars of work between Colorado companies.

“This prominent event recognizes the need to help Colorado tech companies grow deep relationships with technology executives, IT department leaders and other larger Colorado companies,” said Su Hawk, President, CSIA.  “We have heard from both sides that they want to do more business within Colorado and needed more opportunities to meet and build relationships, so this event is the perfect time to bring all the stakeholders together,” she added.

“As a Colorado based company, Zayo is proud to be part of the local technology community.  We are delighted to once again participate in the C-Level at Mile High auction,” said Mr. Russo.  “I’ve found the auction to be a great way to get to know more of our local business leaders and look forward to participating again.”

About Glenn Russo:

Glenn Russo has 20 years of telecommunications, IT and related services experience both as a communications service provider and corporate IT executive.  Prior to Zayo, Glenn was a senior executive at Level 3 Communications responsible for a broad range of fiber based and colocation services.  Prior to joining Level 3, he was a senior executive at Bridgeworks, a regional network services company in Texas.  His responsibilities included sales, service delivery and consulting.  Glenn also spent 16 years with ExxonMobil in a range of IT, sales and finance leadership positions.  As an IT manager he oversaw data center operations, application services, telecommunications and user support for headquarters, manufacturing and technology locations.  Glenn earned his Engineering degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

About Zayo Group:

Based in Louisville, Colorado, privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a leading provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services.  Zayo Group is organized into autonomous business units supporting customers who require lit and dark fiber services and carrier neutral colocation.  Zayo’s business units provide these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks.

About CSIA:

CSIA is the leader in uniting and growing Colorado’s information technology industryby providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, while supporting economic development, unification of  technology stakeholders, and larger recognition of the industry and the people involved to develop and promote Colorado’s technology industry.  CSIA also works nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues.  Since 1994, CSIA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the information technology industry in Colorado, and has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success.  For more information on CSIA please call  (303) 592-4070 or visit www.coloradotechnology.org

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