Zayo adds Ethernet, wavelength services to its Northeast fiber route

Zayo Group is once again responding to growing capacity demands from its wholesale and business customer clientele by enhancing its Northeast route with a regional network that will support Ethernet and optical wavelength services.

Zayo northeast route map

Zayo's northeast network.

Boasting 800 Gbps of total network capacity, customers will be able to access transport service speeds of 1, 2.5 and 10 Gbps.

Expected to be complete by end of first quarter 2012, the new network will provide services between Ashburn, Va., Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Philadelphia.

David Howson, president of Zayo Bandwidth, said the new network will enable it to "improve turn-up times" and provide an alternative lower-cost service to customers located in the Northeast.

The new network, among other uses, will serve the growing demand for wireless backhaul, financial services companies, and supporting data center connectivity for its zColo subsidiary and other data center operators.

Wireless backhaul continues to be a growth area for Zayo. In just the past week, the service provider reported that its fiber to the tower (FTTT) network now reaches 2,000 cell towers.

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