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Press Release -- January 11th, 2011
Source: Zayo Group
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion

zColo Expands Footprint in Five Strategic Markets

Premier colocation and interconnect services provider enabling critical connectivity
to carrier and enterprise customers

LOUISVILLE, Colo.Jan. 11, 2011 – Zayo Colocation (zColo), a network neutral provider of colocation and interconnection services, announced today it is expanding into five strategic markets, bringing the number of locations under operation to ten.  The premier technical facilities will provide world-class carrier services that enable enterprise, carrier and exchange providers to interconnect in a single, secure and reliable environment.

zColo currently operates 116,465 square feet of data center colocation space in its current markets: New York, Newark, Nashville and Los Angeles.  Through this expansion, zColo has added an additional 46,404 square feet of data center colocation space in Memphis, Tenn; Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, and Plymouth, Minn.

The new markets, already fully operational, expand upon zColo’s existing capabilities:

  • Access to Zayo Group’s dense fiber networks that connect to more than 4,000 locations including major carrier hotels, communication hub points and enterprise buildings. Additionally, Zayo’s finer network has the capability to extend to customer locations.
  • Interconnection to 200+ international and domestic carriers across its N.Y. and N.J. colocation facilities.
  • Dense interconnection assets accessing 30 suites in the 60 Hudson street facility in New York and 27 suites in the 111 8th avenue facility also in New York.
  • Interconnection services including DS1, DS3, Ethernet and fiber/OCN connectivity within all facilities.

zColo new facilities are at the following locations:

City Address Fiber Carriers (In Building/In Proximity)
Memphis, Tenn. 7620 Appling Center Dr. Zayo Bandwidth, Costreet, KDL (Windstream), TW Telecom
Plymouth, Minn. 10300 6th Ave. N Zayo Bandwidth (connectivity to 511 11th Ave., Minneapolis C/H)
Cincinnati, Ohio 334 Gest St. Zayo Bandwidth, Citynet, KDL (Windstream), Level 3, Windstream, Splice, TW Telecom, Verizon Business
Cleveland, Ohio 1525 Rockwell Ave. Zayo Bandwidth, American Fiber, Citynet, Level 3, XO
Columbus, Ohio 251 Neilston St. Zayo Bandwidth, Citynet, Telekenex, TW Telecom, Verizon Business, WV Fiber (NTELOS), XO

“zColo provides customers with seamless connectivity to an ecosystem of solutions including content providers, global telecommunications providers, wireless applications, and suppliers of cloud services,” stated Christopher Morley, president of zColo.  “Whether it’s local, national, or global connectivity our customers need, we ensure high quality, cost effective solutions.  We are very much looking forward to offering customers in these new markets access to zColo’s secure and scalable colocation environment.”

zColo is the exclusive manager and operator of the 60 Hudson St. “Meet-Me-Room” in New York and the company plans to offer similar carrier Meet-Me-Room infrastructure services at other facilities.  Meet-Me-Rooms enable customers cost efficient access to all carriers in a building, as well as interconnection opportunities with colocation customers through a cross-connect room.

“Our operations and Network Control Center (NCC) teams have extensive experience in designing, building and ensuring mission critical connectivity in Meet-Me-Room environments,” continued Morley.  “We have had great success with our current Meet-Me-Room environment and want to invest in building out similar infrastructure in our other facilities in order to give our customers the ultimate flexibility, carrier choice and the custom solutions they require.”

About zColo

Zayo Colocation Inc., also known as zColo (, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zayo Group and provides world-class, carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. zColo is the exclusive operator of the 60 Hudson Street Meet-Me-Room in New York and other premier colocation facilities in the New York/New Jersey metro market, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio and Plymouth, Minn.

About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( 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.


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