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Press Release -- April 13th, 2011
Source: Zayo Group
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Exchange, IPv6

Zayo Partners with Hurricane Electric to Provide Cost-Effective Internet

PHOENIX, Arizona and LOUISVILLE, Colo. – April 12, 2011 – Zayo, a provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure, has partnered with Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6 network and leading internet backbone and colocation provider, to provide IPv6 connectivity at highly economical rates.

The partnership will enable Hurricane Electric to provide low cost Internet IPv6 connectivity to customers throughout Phoenix, Arizona while connecting through Zayo’s Metro Ethernet Transport services to the Phoenix NAP Data Center.

“Zayo is looking forward to a successful partnership with Hurricane Electric providing their customers with 100Mbps, 1 Gig and 10 Gig Ethernet services,” said John Real, General Manager for Zayo’s Western region.

“Hurricane Electric is delighted to partner with Zayo to provide fast IPv6 Internet connectivity.  IPv6 has a vastly larger address space, mandates network-layer security and simplifies certain network configuration tasks versus earlier IP implementations,” said Reid Fishler, Director, Carrier Sales/Purchasing at Hurricane Electric.  “We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Zayo over the next few months.”

Zayo and Hurricane Electric plan to partner in additional markets where Zayo provides on-net services including Seattle, Ashburn, Dallas, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, New York, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Chicago.

About Zayo Group

Based in Louisville, Colorado, 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.  Zayo was recently ranked #23 on the ColoradoBiz Top 250 Private Companies in Colorado and its President and CEO, Dan Caruso, was recently named one of the “Eleven Colorado business people to watch in 2011” by the Denver Post.

About Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric, operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by the number of networks connected.  Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection, at speeds up to 10 Gbps.  Within its own global network, the company has 45 major exchange points with connectivity to more than 1,600 different networks.  Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.


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