Zayo Group secures dark fiber agreement with hosted VoIP provider T1Company

Zayo Group continues to follow the ongoing trajectory of providing wholesale services to colocation and managed service providers by securing a new contract with T1Company, a provider of dedicated access and VoIP services, for dark fiber services in the Cleveland market.

For Zayo, the deal with T1Company is also significant in that it will leverage some of the assets it purchased from American Fiber Systems, which Zayo purchased last October. After completing the purchase of AFS and also AGL Networks, Zayo created its new Zayo Fiber Solutions subsidiary to design, build and manage dark fiber networks for wholesale carrier, enterprise and government customers like T1Company.

T1Company's deal with Zayo, similar to other wholesale provider partnerships Zayo has struck with other regional carriers, is all about building a foundation from which to scale its business services reach.

Don Hemmelgarn, President of the T1Company, said that partnering with Zayo "gives us the opportunity to provide affordable high-speed Ethernet and private line services to businesses we previously were not able to serve."

Under the terms of the agreement, which includes existing and newly constructed fiber, the build out is scheduled to be complete in June 2011.

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