Zayo adds 550 miles to northern California fiber network

Zayo is enhancing its fiber reach in the California market by starting the buildout of an additional 550 miles of dark fiber in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The new fiber will serve San Francisco and the surrounding communities of Oakland, Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Jose, Walnut Creek and Fairfield. Set to begin in May 2014, the buildout is scheduled for completion in June 2016.

San Francisco is a prime target for Zayo. The San Francisco Bay Area is the home of high-bandwidth technology companies such as Internet content providers, cloud computing providers and major data center providers like Equinix.

Already, Zayo has built out a fiber network that includes 920 route miles and 443 buildings that are connected to its metro and long haul networks. Upon completion, Zayo will have over 1,500 route miles of fiber assets in and around San Francisco, allowing existing and new customers access to its wider set of cloud, Ethernet, fiber and video services.

This latest expansion also can be tied into its nationwide 100G network initiative it launched in late 2012. At that time the service provider launched a national 100G network from which it will offer wavelength services in a number of major markets in the United States.

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