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.

For more:
- see this post

Related articles:
Zayo's fiber to the tower network reaches 2,000 towers
Zayo lights up new fiber capacity for EAGLE-Net Alliance
Zayo brings 100 Mbps Ethernet to Idaho's Meridian Joint School District
zColo expands colocation holdings with MarquisNet acquisition

Suggested Articles

Windstream has struck its first partnership with an electric co-op to expand the footprint of its fiber broadband service into rural Georgia.

Charter Communications has hit the high-water mark of 30 million customers during the first half of this year.

MEF moved the SD-WAN ball down the field last month by finishing up an information service model that can be used to build open APIs for SD-WAN.