LOUISVILLE, Colo. – November 9, 2011 – Zayo announced today it is expanding its fiber network to Birmingham, AL as part of an agreement to deliver services for a large wholesale customer. As a result of this expansion, Zayo will add an initial market presence in the state of Alabama.
The newly built network will form the foundation of network in the Birmingham central business district and surrounding areas including Homewood and Lakeshore. Zayo will add 12 route miles of high capacity network and begin providing services by the end of the year to Birmingham area carriers, enterprises, government and educational institutions. Zayo’s Birmingham network adds to the reach of the bandwidth infrastructure services throughout Zayo’s fiber networks.
“This expansion builds on our trend of investing on our customers behalf in new-to-Zayo markets,” explained Matt Erickson, President of Zayo Fiber Solutions.”Consistent with our strategy in other markets, we anticipate an ongoing investment in Birmingham as we expand the reach of our network for customer solutions”
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 over 24,000 route miles, connecting 153 markets across 31 states plus Washington D.C. Additionally, Zayo has 4,400 buildings on-net, 2,000 cell towers on-net, and over 170,000 square feet of colocation space. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-areas Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal. On October 7, 2011, Zayo Group announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based 360networks holdings (USA) inc. (“360networks”), a leading provider of fiber network and telecom services. The transaction, subject to customary approvals, is expected to close by early 2012.
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