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Press Release -- September 25th, 2014
Source: Zayo Group

Zayo Extends Network into BYTEGRID’s Maryland Data Center

BOULDER, CO – September 25, 2014 — Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, today announced it has established a presence in BYTEGRID’s 214,000 sq. ft. Silver Spring, Maryland data center, enabling BYTEGRID customers to connect to Zayo’s extensive dark fiber network.

Under the agreement, Zayo will offer its bandwidth infrastructure and network transport solutions through BYTEGRID’s “Maryland Connect” program, an Internet exchange focused on providing an interconnected capacity and connectivity ecosystem for customers. The agreement will enable BYTEGRID’s enterprise, government and service provider customers to connect to Zayo’s network, which spans more than 77,000 route miles in over 295 markets, and includes over 14,000 on-net buildings across the U.S. and Europe.

“Zayo continues to expand its network throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to meet customer bandwidth demands,” said John Real, vice president of strategic channels. “Connecting to BYTEGRID’s Silver Spring, Maryland data center enables us to provide our services to the data center’s small and large commercial enterprise and government customers.”

“BYTEGRID welcomes Zayo to our Silver Spring, Maryland data center and to Maryland Connect,” said Don Goodwin, BYTEGRID’s Executive Vice President for Leasing and Marketing. “Zayo’s global presence and emphasis on virtually unlimited capacity and reliability is consistent with our own growth strategies here in the mid-Atlantic and nationally. Together we look forward to providing high bandwidth infrastructure and data center solutions to new and existing customers.”

BYTEGRID’s Silver Spring campus consists of two data center facilities encompassing 91,000 sq. ft. of computer room floor and 9 MWs of UPS power capacity. MDC1 is the largest multi-tenant data center in Maryland, offering a highly compliant solution through a concurrently maintainable and fault-tolerant design. BYTEGRID’S Silver Spring campus customers have the option to choose from a 1Gig, 10Gig, or Dark Fiber solutions, delivered over a private, low-latency network to the campus.

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BYTEGRID Holdings LLC focuses exclusively on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier data center facilities. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density-robust data centers that serve commercial, government and service provider markets. A privately-held company headquartered in Northern Virginia, BYTEGRID currently owns and operates data centers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Seattle WA metro areas with plans to acquire additional facilities in 2015. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing; real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more information, please visit
About Zayo Group

Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group provides comprehensive Bandwidth Infrastructure services in 295 markets throughout the US and Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its robust 77,000 route mile network. The company also offers 27 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the US. Please visit for more information about Zayo and its fiber solutions.

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