LOUISVILLE, Colo.– October 31, 2011– Zayo, in partnership with I-Light, Indiana’s high-performance network for research and education, announced today that the two companies will be hosting a joint press event on November 3 at the University Conference Center’s Reading Room in Indianapolis, IN. The event, which will be held in conjunction with the I-Light Member Meeting, aims to provide an arena in which Zayo and I-Light can educate and inform guests and reporters on the state-wide benefits of the high-speed, Ivy Tech fiber build. Construction began in May 2011 to deploy 626 miles of new 96-strand fiber, to connect 63 Indiana university and college campuses to I-Light, including 21 Ivy Tech Community College campuses. This network build allows for access to research and education networks as well as to unserved and underserved areas throughout Indiana.
The project was funded under a Federal Stimulus Award to enable access to broadband networks in otherwise underserved markets. Zayo broke ground in early May 2011 at the Ivy Tech Community College campus in Warsaw, IN. The purpose of the build is to connect various Ivy Tech campuses to the nation’s advanced educational and research networks, including Internet2 and the National LambdaRail. The construction would also allow broadband services availability to as many as 80 communities along the fiber path, including 49,000 businesses and thousands of health, public safety, education and government centers.
The project will not only connect students and faculty to educational resources that use high-speed networks and increase state-wide efficiency for higher education, it will also generate jobs and local commerce. Since breaking ground, over 140 miles of new fiber network have been built with construction work expected to continue through April 2012.
“By interconnecting campuses and providing access to the I-Light network, we are building an extensive network designed for collaboration to enhance learning,”states Glenn Russo, President of Zayo Networks. “With this additional bandwidth, Indiana will have more cost effective access and can tap into nation-wide educational and research platforms. Beyond education, we are creating a state of the art communications infrastructure for institutions and businesses that will support economic growth and potential job creation across the state.”
If you are interested in discussing the benefits of this build further, please attend the Press Event on November 3 at the University Conference Place in Indianapolis. To RSVP, email jsa_Zayo@jaymiescotto.com.
For more information on Zayo, visit www.zayo.com.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a national provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include over 24,000 route miles, connecting 153 markets across 31 states plus Washington D.C. Additionally, Zayo has 4,400 buildings on-net, 2,000 cell towers on-net, and over 170,000 square feet of colocation space. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-areas Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal. On October 7, 2011, Zayo Group announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based 360networks holdings (USA) inc. (“360networks”), a leading provider of fiber network and telecom services. The transaction, subject to customary approvals, is expected to close by early 2012.
For Zayo inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates