Zayo finishes its Chicago-to-Seattle low-latency route

Zayo on Thursday announced that customers can start purchasing service on its two new low-latency routes, the first from Chicago to Seattle and the second between Seattle and New York/Northern New Jersey.  

Targeting opportunities in the financial, content and service provider segments, Zayo said its route will provide an alternative low-latency route that they claim is not available with other service providers.  

The route will deliver connectivity out of Seattle's 2001 W. 6th (Westin Building) to major data centers, carrier hotels and financial exchanges in New York and Northern New Jersey.

Zayo is upgrading its wavelength system along this route to support native 100G per wavelength and overall capacity of 8 Terabytes.  

But this new route is not just about addressing domestic opportunities: Since a number of the Trans-Pacific fiber cables from Asia land in Mukilteo, Wash., right near Seattle, Zayo said its low-latency route could be a way to connect major Asia and U.S. markets.

Another opportunity Zayo thinks the new route can serve is data center connectivity. Zayo will extend the low-latency network to various data centers in the Pacific Northwest, particularly Northern Central Oregon and Southern Central Washington.

For more:
- see the release

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