Zayo Expands its West Virginian Network to Support Growing Public and Private Demands

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – August 2, 2011 –Zayo is expanding its fiber network within West Virginia to support the high-bandwidth connectivity needs of federal agencies, military facilities, schools and businesses concentrated in the area.

This new deployment will provide Ethernet, wavelengths and SONET services to accommodate the strong demand for bandwidth along the I-79 High Tech Corridor and I-79 Technology Park, which is home to facilities operated by NOAA, the FBI, NASA and West Virginia University, as well as to several large technology companies in and around Fairmont, WVa.

“With its easy access to Washington, D.C., West Virginia has attracted a high number of federal agencies and military entities that require an agile and high-performing bandwidth infrastructure,” said David Howson, president of Zayo Bandwidth. “Zayo’s network in West Virginia is designed to support the high bandwidth demand of these customers.”

The addition of high bandwidth access in Fairmont will provide an on-ramp and off-ramp to the I-79 High Tech Corridor and connect Fairmont to an optical network ring that already includes the nearby cities of Morgantown and Clarksburg. Carriers operating along the Corridor can utilize the network to provide a broad set of communication services to federal organizations and local enterprises.

“Investments in broadband network infrastructure are essential to continuing Fairmont’s technology momentum. Fairmont is a strategic location and we anticipate this network expansion will support growth in the community,” said James Estep, president and CEO of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation. “Network capabilities along the I-79 corridor are critical to the economic growth of the community’s businesses.”

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 supports enterprise and regional businesses, as well as federal, state and local government agencies that require lit and dark fiber services, as well as carrier neutral colocation.  Zayo provides these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks.  Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-areas Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal, was 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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