Zayo and 360Networks Enter into Long-term Metro Dark-Fiber Relationship

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – March 22, 2011 – Zayo, a provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation services, and 360networks, a facilities-based wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, VoIP and Local Access services, announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement for Zayo to provide metro dark-fiber connectivity to 360networks.

“Zayo’s metro fiber-based infrastructure expands 360networks’ local reach into strategic markets and thousands of on-net buildings,” said Rob Frasene, president for 360networks.  “The relationship speeds delivery of our Private Line, Layer 2 Ethernet and IP Transit services, and provides our customers with a method to access our wholly owned network and next generation services platform.”

“Zayo is pleased to formalize a strategic relationship with 360networks to support their growing bandwidth requirements,” stated Matt Erickson, President, Zayo Fiber Solutions.  “The relationship allows 360networks to further leverage its deep network connectivity and customer reach.”

The agreement forms a long-term relationship between Zayo and 360networks that builds over time, with an option to extend.

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.  Zayo was recently ranked #23 on the ColoradoBiz Top 250 Private Companies in Colorado and its President and CEO, Dan Caruso, was recently named one of the “Eleven Colorado business people to watch in 2011” by the Denver Post.

About 360networks

360networks is a full service wholesale provider of VoIPof Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, VoIP andLocal 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 western 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 enables 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.360networks.com


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