Zayo Group and the T1 Company Enter into Long Term Dark Fiber Agreement

LOUISVILLE, Colo. and CLEVELAND, Ohio – March 31, 2011 – Zayo, a provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation services, and the T1Company, a provider of high speed dedicated access and hosted Cisco VoIP services, have entered into a dark fiber agreement for services in the Cleveland market.

“Zayo is excited to have the T1Company as a new customer,” said Mike D’Angelo, General Manager for Zayo’s Northeast region. “We look forward to fostering the relationship and meeting T1’s additional bandwidth infrastructure needs in the future.”
The T1Company provides a wide range of Internet and traditional services including leased lines, managed firewall and VPN, hosted VoIP, web and email hosting, colocation, data storage and retrieval.

“Zayo’s fiber will connect our data center to the heart of the business district in downtown Cleveland,” said Don Hemmelgarn, President of the T1Company. “This connectivity gives us the opportunity to provide affordable high speed Ethernet and private line services to businesses we previously were not able to serve.  Metro and wide area Ethernet services are simply the next evolution in our history of bringing leading edge technology and competitive advantage to our customers.  We are pleased to have Zayo as our partner in this endeavor.”

The solution includes existing and newly constructed fiber and is scheduled to be complete in June 2011.

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 The T1Company

The T1Company specializes in providing high performance carrier grade services to the business community. Highly reliable, highly available and highly affordable broadband connectivity at T1 speeds and above to fit any size business needs. Service offerings include high speed Internet access, point-to-point leased line, Co-location, corporate intranet /VPN, Firewall Security services, complete web and email and application services.


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