Zayo continues M&A push with CFS buy

Colorado-based fiber network operator Zayo Group said yesterday it was acquiring Spokane, Wash.-based Columbia Fiber Solutions, further solidifying its footprint in the Northwest. Zayo just last week said it was open to more M&A, and it adds CFS to the handful of other regional fiber networks it has acquired in the past year. The deal with Columbia Ventures Corp. makes CFS a part of Zayo Bandwidth, a provider of fiber-based bandwidth solutions to carriers, web-centric companies, public entities, educational institutions and enterprises. Zayo's network will now span more than 19,000 fiber route miles, serving almost 1,600 on-net buildings in 20 states.

CFS provides leased dark fiber services and fiber-based Ethernet services over a transparent LAN infrastructure in the Inland Northwest.

"The CFS network compliments our existing metro and regional network in the Northwest by increasing the density of our coverage in the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene metro area," explained John Scarano, COO of Zayo Group and President of Zayo Bandwidth.

Zayo's existing network already provides service in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The CFS network brings an additional 320 route miles of fiber and more than 350 on-net buildings in the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene metro area.

For more:
- See the press release

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