LOUISVILLE, CO – 10/04/12 – Zayo Group announces that it has been recognized as Colorado’s Top Telecom Company in 2012 by ColoradoBiz Magazine. After being selected as a top-three finalist in early August, Zayo was chosen as the winner of the Telecom category at the Top Company Awards celebration on September 12. Several Zayo employees were in attendance to accept the award.
Each firm was judged on three criteria: financial performance, community involvement and outstanding achievement in areas such as product innovation, operational excellence or marketing effectiveness. Zayo was awarded the top telecom company due to its track record of continual financial and network growth and notable achievements in each of the judging areas.
Since its inception in 2006, on a pro-forma basis giving effect to its recent acquisitions, Zayo has grown to nearly $1B in revenue and its network spans approximately 68,500 route miles in 45 states and Washington D.C. Zayo has established itself as a prominent company in Colorado, and its community outreach efforts provide support to numerous causes and organizations. Zayo’s community involvement includes an initiative to hire U.S. service members, involvement with local universities to hire and develop local talent, and sponsorship of charity events such as the B Strong Ride, supporting the Livestrong foundation.
Also, Dan Caruso, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zayo Group, is an active supporter of the University of Colorado – Boulder. He co-teaches a class on venture capital and private equity in the Leeds MBA Program. He is on the Entrepreneurship Initiative Advisory Board of Silicon Flatirons, a center for law, technology, and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, as well as a board member of StartUp Colorado. He is actively involved in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences as a frequent guest lecturer and supporter of the Engineering Management & Entrepreneurship program.
For more information on Zayo, visit www.zayo.com.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With the acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate and AboveNet, Zayo’s network assets include approximately 68,500 route miles, covering 45 states and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo has over 136,000 billable square feet of colocation space and approximately 9,000 on-net buildings, including 500 data centers, 500 Points-of-Presence (POPs), and 2,500+ cell towers.
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