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Zayo Completes Ultra Low Latency Dark Fiber Route Between NYSE and Equinix Data Centers

BOULDER, Colo. – July 29, 2015 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO), a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure, today announced the completion of a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) data center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd in Mahwah, New Jersey and Equinix’s International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center at 800 Secaucus Road (NY5), outside of New York City. The completed route spans 37.7 km (panel to panel), making the new route the shortest, lowest latency fiber route currently available between the two locations. By leveraging Zayo’s extensive existing fiber footprint, the project will generate an attractive return based on the anchor enterprise customer alone.

The route provides financial institutions with the reliable, high-bandwidth and high-speed connectivity required to transport critical financial data. Customers can benefit from reduced latency from Mahwah to major data centers via Equinix’s NY5 facility, including 1400 Federal Blvd in Carteret, 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken, 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue in New York.

“The completed Mahwah route enables us to provide financial firms with the best solution for high-bandwidth, low latency connectivity,” said Zach Nebergall, vice president of metro dark fiber at Zayo. “As we expand our relationships with customers in the New York area, we will continue to invest in similar opportunities that leverage our existing fiber network to both further drive returns and expand our competitive position.”

“Today, hundreds of capital markets participants, including exchanges, service providers and buy and sell side firms colocate critical trading and supporting systems inside the Equinix Secaucus campus,“ said Stewart Orrell, senior director of global financial marketing at Equinix. “By providing key new routes from Equinix in Secaucus, Zayo is helping financial services companies transport their critical data with the speed, security and reliability they require to be successful.”

The route connects to Zayo’s New Jersey/New York dark fiber network, which spans more than 500 route miles, and Zayo’s global network, which extends more than 84,000 route miles across the U.S. and Europe. Customers on the new route have access to Zayo’s high-bandwidth solutions, including metro dark fiber and wavelengths.

Earlier this year, Zayo completed its dark fiber route between 1700 MacArthur Blvd and 755 Secaucus Road, in Secaucus, New Jersey. Zayo is also working on an additional ultra low latency route between 1400 Federal Blvd in Carteret, New Jersey and 1700 MacArthur Blvd.

For more information on Zayo’s network, visit zayo.com.

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.