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Press Release -- April 11th, 2018
Source: Zayo Group

Global Cloud Provider Selects Zayo for Dark Fiber in Canada


A global cloud provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings (ZAYO) for a high-capacity dark fiber ring in the Montreal metro area. Zayo will extend its existing dense network in Montreal, building a 60-kilometer (km) ring for the anchor tenant along the South Shore, the city’s growing technology and data center hub.

The deployment will support the customer’s strategy to significantly expand its presence in Montreal, ultimately connecting multiple data centers. With its favorable location and cost-effective power, the South Shore has become an attractive location for data centers, cloud providers and webscale companies.

Zayo was selected by the cloud provider because of its leading fiber network in Canada, deep experience in building high-performance fiber network and flexibility in planning for the customer’s continued growth.

The network will further densify Zayo’s Montreal network, expanding it into several metro municipalities. The build will include an expansion cable, with ample capacity for expected follow-on sales in multiple sectors. Montreal is a leading North American commercial hub and a growing center for finance, media, artificial intelligence (AI), gaming and other large enterprise.

“This project enables us to further expand our Canadian footprint and deliver the high-performance communications infrastructure that this long-standing customer merits,” said Jack Waters, CTO and president of Fiber Solutions at Zayo. “We expect to capture the benefits of scale leveraging our dense Montreal footprint and these new success-based routes.”

For more information about Zayo’s network, visit

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure 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 127,000-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 infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides users with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth. For more information, visit

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