Zayo adds 162 miles of fiber to EAGLE-Net's Colorado network footprint

Zayo is putting more fiber in EAGLE-Net Alliance's (Educational Access Gateway Learning Environment Network) diet as part of an effort to help the cooperative middle mile provider reach its network expansion goals in Colorado.

Under the terms of the agreement, Zayo will add 162 miles of fiber connecting EAGLE-Net's locations from Denver to Burlington in eastern Colorado.

This fiber network extension complements the dark fiber connections Zayo already provides for EAGLE-Net's sites in Cheyenne, Wyo. and Branson, Colo., near the New Mexico border.

Randy Zila, CEO of EAGLE-Net, said that the new agreement will help it meet its broadband stimulus buildout deadline.  

"This IRU will help us to fulfill part of the requirements set forth by the $100.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) infrastructure grant which mandates that the statewide EAGLE-Net network be complete by August 31, 2013," Zila said.

Zayo was previously named as one of EAGLE-Net's local network partners in its application for the $100.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant it won in September 2010.

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