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Zayo Selected to Provide Connectivity to Weld County School District

BOULDER, Colo. – July 9, 2014 – Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”) today announced it has completed a dark fiber build in Northern Colorado providing connectivity to the Weld County School District and additional fiber connectivity to the community in Greeley. Through a ten-year contract with the district, Zayo will provide a managed 1G private dedicated Ethernet network connecting 30 schools and administration buildings.

To establish the infrastructure necessary to provide connectivity, Zayo invested in 43 miles of new dark fiber, including six miles of long-haul dark fiber towards Kersey, CO to connect to Zayo’s national network. As a result of the build, Zayo is able to provide a scalable, private Ethernet network, supporting protected data transfer throughout the district.

Zayo was selected to provide connectivity through the federal government’s E-rate program, an initiative to provide schools and libraries with affordable internet access. Zayo’s network solution enables the district to utilize more online videos in its curriculum, support distance learning, and administer standardized tests online.

“We selected Zayo because of its large network footprint and ability to provide an E-rate certified solution that can be scaled to the needs of our classrooms,” said Joe Ronnenberg, technology director for Weld County School District 6. “Zayo was able to work around our school schedule and they completed the project in time for standardized testing.”

“Zayo’s private Ethernet network offers reliability and virtually unlimited capacity” said Stephanie Copeland, president of Zayo lit services at Zayo Group. “As schools continue to integrate media and online components into learning, our network provides the bandwidth needed to support these activities.”

For more information on Zayo, please visit www.zayo.com.

About Zayo Group

Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group provides comprehensive Bandwidth Infrastructure services in over 295 markets throughout the US and Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its robust 77,000 route mile network. The company also offers 27 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the US. Please visit www.zayo.com for more information about Zayo and its fiber solutions.

 

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Linhart Public Relations for Zayo
Ashley Campbell
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