Zayo announces 100G routes in Northeast corridor
Wholesale fiber operator Zayo Group announced its first native 100G wavelength route in the busy Northeast corridor routes of New York City-to-Philadelphia and Philadelphia-to-Washington, D.C.
With many financial, government and large enterprise customers on those routes, they should be fertile ground for the high-bandwidth services and applications that fuel 100G capacity demand.
This announcement comes about a month after Zayo said it was working on its own 100G national network. That was seen as somewhat of a departure for a company that has grown its network facilities through a bevy of acquisitions over the years, yet a necessary move as 100G competition accelerates. International carriers, domestic giants like Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), cable TV firms-turned-business service providers like Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), and even some regional independent telcos spent much of 2012 building up their 100G capabilities.
The Zayo deployment connects key IP peering points and data center locations along the Northeast corridor routes, including 21715 Filigree Data Center Campus in Ashburn, Va., 2100 M St NW in Washington,D.C., 111 8th Avenue in New York City, and 401 North Broad Street in Philadelphia.
- here's the press release