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Press Release -- June 29th, 2011
Source: CENX, Zayo Group
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Exchange, Video

Zayo and CENX New York Data Center Agreement Fuels Growth for World’s Most Connected Ethernet Exchange

LOUISVILLE, Colo. and NEW YORK, New York – June, 29 2011 – zColo, a Zayo Group Company and provider of carrier-neutral, interconnection focused colocation services, and CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet Exchanges, today announced the execution of an agreement enabling CENX to deploy its platform and offer its Carrier Ethernet Exchange services in Zayo’s data center facility located at 60 Hudson Street in New York City.  The 60 Hudson Street building is among the most densely connected carrier hotels in the world.  zColo is the exclusive operator of the 60 Hudson Street Meet Me Room.  Zcolo also manages the riser infrastructure which enables interconnection between hundreds of domestic and international carrier and content networks throughout the building.

CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchanges offer access to more than 15 million Ethernet Service Locations (ESLs), the most of any Carrier Ethernet Exchange provider (based on published data). CENX Exchange members benefit from extended network reach, route optimization and diversification, and cost savings.

“zColo is continually looking for ways to enhance the connectivity options available to our customers,” said Steven Finnerty, Vice President of Sales at zColo. “The agreement with CENX enables our data center customers to benefit immediately from Carrier Ethernet services with a leading provider, augmenting the wide range of interconnection options currently available in our data centers.  We believe the CENX platform will create additional value to our customers.”

“As a result of Zayo’s extensive connectivity options and solid data center presence in 60 Hudson Street, CENX is well-positioned for significant growth,” said Tony Thakur, Senior Vice President of Engineering at CENX. “As the world’s first, largest and most connected Carrier Ethernet Exchange, we believe that combining our services with Zayo’s strong, well-connected data center and our innovation in integrating Carrier Ethernet services, IP, voice, and video connections over a single or protected high-speed connection, will provide an extremely compelling platform for service and content providers alike.”

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.

Zayo Colocation Inc., also known as zColo (, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zayo Group providing carrier-neutral, interconnection focused colocation services in 10 domestic locations. zColo is the exclusive operator of the 60 Hudson Street (NYC) Meet-Me-Room and other interconnection focused colocation facilities in the NY/NJ metro market, Nashville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

About CENX

CENX, Inc. operates the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges. CENX delivers award-winning, carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global, regional and local telecom/ internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide, providing access to more than 15 million Ethernet Service Locations. CENX’s several 2010 innovation and service awards included Best New Telecom Service. CENX simplifies, integrates, monitors and expedites services, enabling vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity – a foundation for next generation telecommunications networks. Through its work in the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a leading role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the past nine years. For more information please contact CENX at, +1 847 905 1020, or visit

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