Zayo adds 1,200 miles to long-haul dark fiber route between Phoenix-Dallas

Zayo is on the building path again with plans to extend its long-haul fiber network between Phoenix and Dallas, an initiative that will add more than 1,200 route miles to its 16,000 route mile network.

This is not a build-it-and-they-will-come project.

Set to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016, the expansion effort was driven by an anchor tenant customer that is purchasing fiber along the route.

When the expansion is completed, it will complement Zayo's existing long-haul network and will provide customers with lower latency times and expanded route options in the southern United States.

Among the route options will be direct connectivity from California's Bay Area to Dallas, and expanded service between markets such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson (Arizona), southern New Mexico, El Paso (Texas), Dallas, and Denver. The planned route will also enable two new potential routes from the southwest to Chicago. Over this route, Zayo will offer its suite of dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services.

This latest route expansion is just one of many network expansions Zayo has made since the end of last year. The service provider built a new 1,000 mile network from Omaha to Dallas. In January, Zayo announced a route between Salt Lake City and Sacramento, which will add more than 800 route miles to Zayo's long haul network.

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