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February 12, 2013

Zayo Group to Introduce Metro Fiber Network in Jacksonville

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Zayo Group (News - Alert), an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services, has said that it will soon make its presence in Jacksonville, Fla.

This announcement was made after Zayo acquired the U.S. carrier to introduce its long-haul network in Jacksonville.

Customers in Jacksonville will be able use Zayo’s entire suite of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, including Dark Fiber, Wavelengths, Ethernet and IP. Company officials confirmed that their network node for longhaul capabilities is currently located at 421 West Church Street.

"With our reach extended throughout the Southeast U.S. as a result of recent acquisitions, building our metro presence in Jacksonville is a natural next step," said Glenn Russo, executive vice president at Zayo. "While our expansion is in support of specific customers, the network is designed to serve as the core to our long-term Jacksonville metro network for local and international Bandwidth Infrastructure solutions."

Zayo is a global provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. The privately owned organization is located in Louisville, Colo.

Customers of Zayo consist of wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, online content and services organizations, high-bandwidth endeavors, and federal, state and local government agencies. Metro, metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks are used by Zayo to offer services to these enterprises.

Recently, Zayo Group launched 100G Wavelength services in the Northeast Corridor, effectively upgrading the routes of New York City to Philadelphia and Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

The company has achieved a major objective with this implementation, which symbolizes the organization’s maiden native 100G Wavelength route.

Zayo has also revealed plans to implement 100G across the country. In sync with these plans, the most up-to-date generation coherent technology will be advantageously used by the Northeast implementation.

Edited by Braden Becker
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