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Press Release -- April 20th, 2016
Source: Zayo Group


Zayo to provide dark fiber and wavelengths between customer’s Canadian data center and U.S. network hubs

BOULDER, Colo. – April 20, 2016 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) was selected by a global cloud provider for a dark fiber and 100G wavelength solution connecting its Canadian data center diversely to key network hubs in the United States. The solution leverages Canadian fiber assets from Zayo’s recent Allstream acquisition and Zayo’s resulting unique cross-border connectivity.

The dark fiber portion of the solution provides the customer with core connectivity to its Canadian data center. The additional 100G wavelengths provides the customer with a significant upgrade from a prior 10G service and route redundancy from the dark fiber core network. As the only major operator of fiber assets in both the U.S. and Canada, Zayo is uniquely positioned to deliver cross-border dark fiber solutions. The total customer solution generates approximately $100,000 in monthly recurring revenues.

“Since the Allstream acquisition, we’ve seen significant interest in dark fiber in Canada,” said Mike Strople, managing director, Canada at Zayo. “With its recent entrance into the market, Zayo is now actively marketing dark fiber services in the major Canadian metro markets. And we are seeing measurable demand for infrastructure solutions in the early months of the integration process.”

As more enterprises transition to a distributed IT infrastructure, often leveraging public and private cloud environments, secure and diverse connectivity becomes critical. Zayo continues to benefit from the broad trend of moving IT resources outside of the traditional enterprise walls and into diverse and geographically expansive colocation and cloud facilities.

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About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 110,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud services in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit

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