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Press Release -- July 24th, 2012
Source: Zayo Group

Zayo Announces Formation of Research and Education Channel

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – July 24, 2012 – Zayo Group announces the formation of its new Research & Education (R&E) Channel.  The Channel will focus on State Government and Federal entities connected to National Education Networks such as Internet2 and NLR, including NOAA, DREN, NASA, ESNet and other National Laboratories.

Brian Proffit has been named as Channel Director for this team.  Brian has been focused on research and education within the Mid-Atlantic Region for the past four years at Zayo, and additionally served as a member of Zayo’s stimulus team,working with numerous R&E Regional Optical Networks as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) program.  Brian has also been operating as Zayo’s ambassador to Internet2 since they joined in the fall of 2011.

“Given the very high bandwidth demand of some research applications, we believe there will be great opportunities to partner within the research and education community,” states David Howson, President of Sales and Customer Management for Zayo. “With our dedicated team, we will be better positioned to understand the needs of this community and therefore better support the Regional Optical Networks.”

Zayo will be holding a Roundtable event on August 6th and 7th in Boulder, CO with the R&E Community.  The event is a collaborative effort between the Regional Optical Networks and Zayo to discuss the current state of IT and telecom requirements to be successful in the education space.

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About Zayo Group

Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( is an international provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructureand 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, national, international, and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assetsinclude over 61,000 route miles, covering 45 states plus Washington, D.C. as well as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Toronto and Tokyo. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 9,000 buildings and 2,400 cell towers on-net, and over 136,000 square feet of billable colocation space. On June 5, 2012 Zayo announced its agreement to acquire FiberGate, a Dark Fiber provider in the Washington, D.C. area which is expected to close during the third quarter of 2012.


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