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Press Release -- October 4th, 2011
Source: Telx Group, Zayo Group
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Exchange, Metro Fiber


Award-Winning Telx Ethernet Exchange Helps Extend Fiber Bandwidth Provider’s Ethernet Service Delivery Footprint in Southeastern U.S.

New York, NY (October 4, 2011) – Telx®, a leading interconnection and data center provider in 15 strategic North American markets, today announced that Zayo has joined the award-winning Telx Ethernet Exchange. By joining the Telx Ethernet Exchange in Telx’s strategically located downtown Atlanta data center, Zayo can continue to organically grow its 518 mile metro fiber network which today connects over 250 enterprise locations and more than 50 carrier pops, LSOs and Data Center facilities throughout the greater Atlanta area.  Zayo’s interconnection with Telx will further extend network reach, opening new business opportunities with other wholesale buyers and sellers of Ethernet while ensuring end-to-end cross network quality of service.

Zayo’s Ethernet service offering is designed as a carrier-grade transport alternative for traditional TDM, SONET, ATM and Frame Relay networks. Zayo offers protected and unprotected Ethernet with multiple interface options and speeds. Zayo’s Ethernet service connects its customers’ LANs within the same metropolitan area or across regions using an optical fiber transport. As a Telx Ethernet Exchange member, Zayo can leverage a high-value community of carriers and enterprises in the Atlanta area to establish new revenue streams by expanding their network footprint.

“Ethernet services come in many varieties and not all of them are equal. Transport and delivery can take several forms and vary in quality,” states David Howson, president of Zayo Bandwidth.  “End-to-end service must meet stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs).  Telx’s Ethernet Exchange environment removes much of this complexity and enables a scalable platform for Ethernet interconnection across carrier networks.”

The Telx Ethernet Exchange is a vital part of the Telx Interconnection Center, a family of services that creates a community of Ethernet-enabled networks, providing simple, easy access to advanced IP products and network technologies.  Included with the Telx Ethernet Exchange is the Telx Connect Portal, an advanced e-commerce tool connecting publishers, subscribers, providers and consumers with buyers and sellers of advanced network and application based services.  With the Telx Ethernet Exchange, telecommunications service providers, cloud providers and large enterprises can seamlessly connect their networks to a secure, flexible, and scalable technology while reducing cost and driving revenue growth.

“The Telx Ethernet Exchange is a fast, cost-effective way for wholesale Ethernet providers like Zayo to expand their service delivery model,” said Glenn Calafati, Vice President and General Manager of Interconnection Services at Telx. “Not only does this partnership make it easier for carrier customers to connect to Zayo’s Ethernet platform in our Atlanta data center, but it gives our Global Marketplace of customers even more last-mile connectivity choices. We look forward to helping Zayo continue to expand its market reach through the benefits of the Ethernet Exchange.”

About the Telx Ethernet Exchange

Winner of the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY® Product of the Year and Unified Communications Magazine’s Product of the Year Awards, The Telx Ethernet Exchange provides a more efficient and simplified method of interconnecting service provider networks on a one-to-many basis. The Telx Ethernet Exchange is powered by the 6.4 TB/s capable Cisco ASR 9000 hardware platform and the modular Cisco IOS® XR software operating system, simplifying network operations for Ethernet wholesale service providers and Enterprise customers while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency. To read more about how Telx helps carriers and services providers extend the reach of their networks, register to read this white paper on Ethernet Exchanges.

About Zayo Group

Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( 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 over 4,300 buildings on-net, more than 1,900 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.

About Telx

Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high demand North American markets.  With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 950+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit



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