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Press Release -- January 20th, 2017
Source: Zayo Group

Wireless Carrier Selects Zayo for Colorado FTT Expansion


A major wireless carrier has selected Zayo for a dark fiber solution to densify its network in Colorado Springs and expand capacity along the Front Range. The solution will leverage Zayo’s existing network between the Denver Metro area and Colorado Springs and will add 124 new route miles in Colorado Springs for the dark fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) solution. The total value of the 20-year contract exceeds $16 million.

Zayo’s solution will enable the carrier to implement a centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture for efficient network densification. Long haul dark fiber will provide diverse connectivity between Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area. As demand for mobile bandwidth continues to increase, especially in high-growth areas like the Colorado Front Range, wireless carriers must continue to invest in infrastructure to improve capacity and quality.

Zayo expects to fully leverage the buildout for follow-on tenants in Colorado Springs, a growing market with a diverse base of business. The region is home to five military bases, major aerospace and defense companies, technology and cybersecurity companies, healthcare facilities and professional services.

“Our wireless customers continue to invest in high-capacity communications infrastructure to meet the accelerating demand for mobile bandwidth,” said Kay Henze, senior vice president, Dark Fiber, Rocky Mountain Region. “This network expansion will provide a unique network footprint capable of serving the bandwidth needs of a variety of verticals in Colorado Springs, one of the state’s largest and fastest growing markets.”

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About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (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 114,500-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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