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Idea One Telecom Selects 360networks for IP Transit Service

SEATTLE, WA – March 1, 2011 – 360networks (now Zayo Group), a facilities-based wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, VoIP and Local Access services, today announced Idea One Telecom has deployed the company’s IP Transit service. Idea One Telecom is a local telecommunications provider offering state-of-the-art voice and data communication services for commercial and residential customers throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

“Using 360networks allows us to directly connect to a major IP backbone,” said Mike Miller, COO of Idea One. “Directly connecting to 360networks’ backbone allows us to utilize their next generation IP platform to deliver high performance, cost effective IP services to our end-user customers in North Dakota and Minnesota.”

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 over 60 tier 1 to 4 markets via 108 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.

“With our network coverage we are able to bring cost effective, high performance IP connectivity to a lot of underserved markets.  We want to provide all of our customers with the same opportunity,” said Rick Coma, senior vice president of 360networks.  “With our high speed optical platform, our customers benefit from our direct connectivity to the major Internet exchanges.”

About 360networks

360networks (now Zayo Group)  is a full service wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, 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).  Financially stable and a CLEC in 36 states, 360networks helps 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. www.zayo.com