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Press Release -- April 9th, 2013
Source: Zayo Group

Hurricane Electric Selects Zayo to Build 100G Wave Backbone

Hurricane Electric Internet Services Selects Zayo Group to Build 100G Wave Backbone Along U.S. Routes

BOULDER, Colo. — April 9, 2013 — Zayo Group today announced that Hurricane Electric Internet Services, the world’s largest IPv6-native internet backbone, has purchased 100G Wavelength services on Zayo’s newly installed 100G routes. Zayo’s recently deployed 100G Wavelength upgraded routes include New York to Washington, D.C. and Chicago to Memphis.

Hurricane Electric is connected to 60 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,700 different networks. The new 100G technology will provide a latency improvement relative to prior service applications. The new technology will reduce management need through network management requirements. Zayo’s 100G technology will also create greater per Gigabit cost efficiencies relative to prior service deployments.

Zayo Group began its implementation of 100G wavelength services across major markets in the U.S. in late 2012, servicing routes along the eastern corridor including New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., and a Chicago to Memphis route. Additional routes will be added later this year. The 100G system transmits information at 100 billion bits per second, offering the fastest dedicated line currently available to enterprise-level customers.

“The 100G Wavelength technology helps Hurricane Electric meet growing bandwidth needs and provides operational and cost efficiencies over previous platform options,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Additionally, this fortifies our commitment to providing neutral and scalable internet connectivity with high reliability.”

“Installation of our newly implemented 100G Wave system along major U.S. routes allows Zayo to leverage the latest generation technology to meet the capacity demands of customers like Hurricane Electric,” says Zach Nebergall, Vice President of Waves Product Group at Zayo.“This service delivers increased capacity and cost efficiency, as well as improved latency through the latest technology.”

The 100G expansion allows Zayo customers like Hurricane Electric, cost efficient, high bandwidth services between major U.S. markets. This service includes the latest “coherent optical” technology, as well as the ability to scale bandwidth capacity along these routes to 8 Terabytes.

For more information on Zayo’s 100G Wavelength services, visit

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected.  Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds exceeding 10 Gbps. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 60 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 2,700 different networks.  Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.  In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Hurricane’s newest facility: the 208,000 ft2 Fremont 2.

For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit

About Zayo Group
Based in Boulder, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises, and federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate, AboveNet,FTS and LiteCast, Zayo’s network includes 72,800 route miles, serving 45 states and Washington, D.C. Its network serves approximately 11,104 on-net buildings, including 546 data centers, 553 carrier PoPs, and 2,845 cell towers. Zayo’s colocation assets include 141,000 billable square feet of interconnect-focused colocation space.

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