Zayo lights up more fiber in West Va. to target public sector, business opportunities

As West Virginia becomes a growing hub for government agencies and new technology businesses, Zayo is adding more fiber to its diet.

Similar to the ongoing expansions it has undertaken in its hometown Louisville, Colo.-based market and others, Zayo will make its fiber-based Ethernet, wavelength, and SONET services available to businesses and government agencies located in the West Virginia's I-79 High Tech Corridor and I-79 Technology Park.

The I-79 Technology Park is a key target for Zayo because it houses facilities for three major government agencies: NOAA, FBI and NASA, as well as West Virginia University and a number of other large businesses in the Fairmont area.

David Howson, president of Zayo Bandwidth, said that "West Virginia has attracted a high number of federal agencies and military entities that require an agile and high-performing bandwidth infrastructure" besides the state's proximity to Washington, D.C.  

Although Zayo has not named any specific customers yet, Zayo's move is attractive for a few reasons. Serving as an off-ramp to the I-79 High Tech Corridor, Zayo will make itself more appealing to not only potential area government agencies and business customers, but also to local service providers that require wholesale optical capabilities that need immediate fiber access to serve their multisite customers that reside in D.C. and West Virginia.  

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