LOUISVILLE, Colo.– March 29, 2012 – Zayo Group announces today it has signed an agreement with EAGLE-Net Alliance to expand its network capabilities throughout Colorado. EAGLE-Net is a Colorado intergovernmental entity which operates a cost-sharing cooperative that will procure and distribute high speed broadband services to more than 230 community anchor institutions. This expansion includes 162 miles of fiber connecting locations from Denver to Burlington in Eastern Colorado.
This is the second network expansion agreement EAGLE-Net has signed with Zayo. This addition brings the total fiber footprint to nearly 675 miles of which Zayo provides EAGLE-Net in Colorado and Wyoming.
“Through the selection of Zayo Group as one of our dark fiber infrastructure providers, we are able to extend our network capabilities across eastern Colorado,” states Randy Zila, CEO of EAGLE-Net. “This IRU will help us to fulfill part of the requirements set forth by the $100.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) infrastructure grant which mandates that the statewide EAGLE-Net network be complete by August 31, 2013.”
“By providing EAGLE-Net with additional dark fiber infrastructure, we are enabling them with scalable solutions to meet their growing bandwidth needs,” states John Real, Vice President for Zayo Central Region.
Zayo owns and operates 2,421 miles of dark and lit metro fiber throughout the Rocky Mountain region including Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.
For more information on Zayo, visit www.zayo.com.
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 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 and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include approximately 45,000 route miles, covering 42 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 5,200 buildings on-net, 440 Points-of-Presence (POPs), 2,300 cell towers on-net, and over 94,000 billable square feet of colocation space. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.
About EAGLE-Net Alliance
The EAGLE-Net Alliance (EAGLE-Net) is a Colorado intergovernmental entity which operates a cost-sharing cooperative that will deliver a carrier quality broadband network to more than 230 community anchor institutions. EAGLE-Net is building a sustainable network to better connect education, libraries, government and health care facilities statewide. EAGLE-Net also provides commodity Internet services with access to advanced research and education networks. EAGLE-Net was awarded a Round-2 $100.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) infrastructure grant in September 2010 from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and will bring it to completion by August 2013. For more information, go to www.co-eaglenet.net.
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