Zayo Group is seeing that its investment in dark fiber is becoming attractive not only for wireless operators, but increasingly for data center operators that need low latency routes in harder to reach locations.
Zayo is finding that as it wins new wireless operator dark and lit fiber tower contracts, these same customers are prime targets for additional services sales.
Zayo Group continues to ramp up the number of net installs to its base of wireless, enterprise and carrier customers as demand grows for the service provider's dark and lit fiber services.
Backhaul services for wireless carriers, including for small cells, continues to be a noteworthy opportunity for the nation's fiber providers like Lumos and Zayo. Indeed, executives from both companies discussed the small cell opportunity during their respective earnings conference calls this week, noting that demand remains slightly unclear but that the eventual opportunity could be significant.
Zayo has expanded its fiber-to-the-tower footprint in San Antonio to serve one of its anchor wireless service provider customers, furthering its presence in the growing dark fiber to the tower segment.
As the FCC proposes new pricing controls over special access services, a new study commissioned by USTelecom argues that the move could have grave consequences on broadband investments and the country's job market.
Zayo Group has completed its acquisition of Allstream, a deal that will give it instant access into Canada, but some financial analysts are concerned that that Allstream's legacy service declines will remain a near-term drag.
Zayo Group is in the process of installing 100 small cells around Wichita, Kans. in order to boost Verizon coverage in the area. But Zayo is holding on off on similar projects while the Kansas Governor's office considers a bill that would shift the permitting process for those types of deployments.
Zayo Group has completed its $18.9 million acquisition of Texas-based Clearview International, bolstering its data center holdings with an additional 30,000 square feet of colocation space.
Zayo Group has launched a new usage-based Ethernet product called FlexConnect, targeting the needs of business customers that need more options for cloud and data center connectivity.