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Zayo Joins Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – May 24, 2011– Zayo Group, a provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation services, announces it has joined the Dark Fiber Community, an online resource for network operators that build efficient broadband networks and for the vendors that support them.

The Dark Fiber Community is an educational platform that connects communications equipment providers, dark fiber manufacturers, data center builders, tower builders, and financing sources. The community addresses what dark fiber equipment to use, who can build it, and who can manage it.

“Joining the Dark Fiber Community is a natural move for Zayo, following the 2010 launch of Zayo Fiber Solutions, a business focused on dark fiber services.” states Matt Erickson, President of Zayo Fiber Solutions. “We look forward to working with Allied Fiber and leveraging the community to enable customers with the long-term and scalable bandwidth infrastructure afforded by dark fiber.

With members coming from various industries, such as financing, industry associations, infrastructure engineers, and equipment providers, all seeking to benefit from dark fiber, the Dark Fiber Community now has over 85 members.  The community’s success is due in part to industry data and information being freely accessible to all.

“With our online community growing quickly, we are excited to have Zayo join the Dark Fiber community,” explains Allied Fiber’s CEO, Hunter Newby.  “We are pleased at the interest level in our online resource as an open forum for discussion, information sharing and industry advancement.  Zayo will bring thought leadership in dark fiber to this community through the company’s experience in delivering bandwidth infrastructure.”

To view the Dark Fiber Community, please visit http://dark-fiber.tmcnet.com.
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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.

Zayo Media Contact

Brittany Sever
303.381.3268
bsever@zayo.com

About Allied Fiber

Allied Fiber owns, builds and will operate its own network-neutral, fiber optic cable system, connecting sub-sea landing points, cell towers, data centers, carrier hotels, colocation huts, enterprise buildings, schools and governments with next generation, long-haul and short-haul dark fiber. This necessary dark fiber network, planned to unite along its route the continental United States, is created to address America’s need for more broadband access, wireless backhaul, data center distribution and lower latency communications services.  Allied Fiber is employing the most advanced fiber optic cables in its multi-duct dark fiber system to meet the ever increasing bandwidth demands for wireless, Video over IP and other advanced technologies thus enabling the development of the Global Broadband Economy for the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.alliedfiber.com/.

Allied Fiber’s Media Contact

Jaymie Scotto & Associates
+1-866-695-3629
pr@jaymiescotto.com

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