Windstream Carrier Solutions Leverages Zayo’s Data Center Connectivity for 100G Expansion

BOULDER, Colo. – August 25, 2015 – zColo, Zayo Group’s (NYSE: ZAYO) data center and colocation business, announced that Windstream, a provider of voice and data network communications, cloud computing, and managed services, has selected Zayo to deploy its core network infrastructure within Zayo’s colocation facilities in the New York metro market.

The Windstream deployment was driven by Windstream’s 100G long haul express network expansion that upgraded and modernized its Northeast regional and metro DWDM network. Zayo will deploy colocation infrastructure for Windstream at zColo facilities located at 60 Hudson Street in New York City, and 165 Halsey Street in Newark. Combined, the two carrier-neutral colocation facilities provide connectivity to more than 300 customers and key carriers, enabling Windstream Carrier Solutions to offer its metro and long haul wave services to an extended customer base in the Northeast.

“zColo’s carrier-neutral environment and in-building connectivity in the region provides more connectivity options, flexibility, and value for those connected and seeking to connect to Windstream’s network,” said Steve Finnerty, vice president of sales at Zayo. “These two locations are critical hubs for interconnection and bandwidth infrastructure on the East Coast and will provide Windstream flexibility in connecting its network to customers.”

“The colocation relationship with Zayo in New York further enhances Windstream Carrier Solutions’ already robust ability to serve customers with high-bandwidth needs,” said Buddy Bayer, vice president of Transport Engineering for Windstream. “Expanding our long haul express network provides reliable, high-capacity connectivity from the New York metropolitan area to markets across the U.S.”

Learn more about zColo’s carrier-neutral colocation options at zayo.com/services/colocation.

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides bandwidth 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 84,000-mile network in the U.S. 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.

About Windstream

Windstream, a FORTUNE 500 company, is an industry-leading network and technology solutions provider for consumers, small to medium sized businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the United States. As an industry leader, Windstream delivers premiere communications solutions and services in every customer experience. The company boasts a robust nationwide network of over 115,000 fiber route miles, 27 data centers, award winning technologies and more than 13,000 employees – including numerous industry certified experts.

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