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Zayo Announces Appointment of Steven Finnerty to Vice President of Sales for zColo

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – February 1, 2011 – Zayo Colocation (“zColo”), a provider of carrier neutral colocation services, today announced the appointment of Steven Finnerty as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Finnerty will be responsible for leading the direct and indirect sales channels and spear-heading zColo’s expansion into new segments and markets.

“As we invest in growing and scaling our data center and interconnect business, we are pleased to bring on a seasoned industry professional.  Steve’s extensive knowledge and reputation in the colocation and telecom market are well matched with our growth plans and will complement our team well” said Chris Morley, President of zColo.

On his recent appointment, Finnerty said “the tremendous growth in broadband and wireless internet traffic, as well as financial services transactions, has created significant need for data center space that can truly provide ‘ultra connectivity’.  Zayo and zColo are uniquely positioned to satisfy that growing demand and I am extremely excited about joining the team.”

Prior to joining zColo, Mr. Finnerty served since 2004 as the Regional VP, Metro Markets for Equinix (formerly Switch and Data).  Mr. Finnerty has held numerous executive positions including President, US Markets for EasyLink Services, an application outsourcing and electronic commerce service provider.  From 1996 through 2001 Mr. Finnerty was with AT&T Data and Internet Services as VP Business Development.   Previously, he held Sales Management positions with Canadian Marconi, Lane Telecommunications and Xerox Corp.

About zColo

zColo (www.zcolo.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zayo Group and provides world-class, carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. zColo is the exclusive operator of the 60 Hudson Street Meet-Me-Room and other premier colocation facilities in the New York/New Jersey metro market, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, OH and Plymouth, MN.

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.

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