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Press Release -- May 9th, 2012
Source: First Communications, Zayo Group

First Communications Selects zColo For Colocation Services

zColo provides access to Premier Carrier Hotel, 60 Hudson St.

LOUISVILLE, Colo.– May 9, 2012 – zColo, a Zayo Group Company, announces it will provide carrier-neutral interconnection and colocation services for First Communications. First Communications is a leading regional communications provider, which offers metro and long-haul fiber network services across the United States.

zColo will serve First Communications by deploying them directly into the Meet-Me-Room at 60 Hudson St. The solution will allow ease of access into the facility for First Communications’ customers, particularly those utilizing its MPLS platform due to the extensive network options available.

“As the exclusive manager and operator of the 60 Hudson St. ‘Meet-Me-Room’, zColo offers First Communications the opportunity to connect with major operator networks,” states Rick Poore, President of First Telecom Services, LLC dba First Communications. “First Communications is looking forward to being a part of the 60 Hudson community, as well as expanding the number of providers available to our customers.”

“zColo gives First Communications access to national and global networks with direct in-suite connections to nearly 50 customers and intra-building risers to 27 suites in 60 Hudson, including the zColo operated building Meet-Me-Room,”  states Steve Finnerty, VP Sales zColo. “Conversely, all of our existing interconnect partners will benefit from having First Communications network and solutions available to them.”

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About zColo
Zayo Colocation Inc., also known as zColo, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zayo Group providing carrier-neutral, interconnection focused colocation services in 13 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, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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 approximately 45,000 route miles, covering 42 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 5,200 buildings on-net, 440 Points-of-Presence (POPs), 2,300 cell towers on-net, and over 94,000 billable square feet of colocation space. In March 2012, Zayo announced its intent to acquire AboveNet, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions.Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.

About First Communications

First Communications is a leading facilities-based, competitive communications provider offering high-capacity metro and long-haul fiber network services across the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest United States. First Communications provides high-capacity broadband transport and has extensive experience designing and deploying custom private fiber networks to meet the data connectivity and mission-critical communications needs of its enterprise and carrier customers. First Communications continually adds new solutions and fiber-optic network connectivity to enable customers to optimize their telecommunications systems.


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