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Press Release -- October 11th, 2012
Source: Zayo Group


New route significantly lowers latency between Chicago and Seattle

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – October 11, 2012 Zayo Group announces that it is accepting customer orders on its low-latency service between Seattle and Chicago and between Seattle and New York/Northern New Jersey. The improved performance on the route will give Financial, Content and Carrier customers a material latency reduction from what is currently available.

Zayo will be offering connectivity from Seattle’s 2001 W. 6th (Westin Building) to major data centers, carrier hotels and financial exchanges in New York and Northern New Jersey. Zayo believes that its routes will offer the lowest latency currently available between Seattle and Chicago, as well as between Seattle and New York.

Zayo is upgrading its wavelength system along this route to support the new low-latency solution. The system being deployed is native 100G per wavelength with capability to support a total of 8 Terabytes.

“The Seattle to Chicago route is a strategic asset for Zayo because it is a critical link between U.S. and Asian financial markets,” states Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo. “We believe that this route will significantly reduce latency and greatly benefit our customers.”

Many of the Trans-Pacific fiber cables from Asia land in Mukilteo, WA, just outside of Seattle, and Zayo’s low-latency route will be key in connecting major Asian and U.S. markets. In addition, there is a high concentration of data centers in the Pacific Northwest, particularly Northern Central Oregon and Southern Central Washington, which will benefit from the reduced latency to central and eastern U.S. cities on Zayo’s new route.

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About Zayo Group

Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo Group 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 Group provides these services over regional, metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its recent acquisitions of AboveNet and FiberGate, Zayo Group’s network assets include approximately 68,500 route miles, covering 45 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo Group has over 136,000 billable square feet of colocation space and approximately 9,000 on-net buildings, including 500+ data centers, 500+ Points-of-Presence (POPs) and 2,500+ cell towers.

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