Zayo sets 'major expansion' of greater Denver network

Louisville, Colo.-based Zayo, an international provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services, is planning a "major expansion" to its network in its own backyard—the greater Denver area.

The provider said that the expansion will add 521 route miles in the Denver-area, bringing its total to 900 route miles. While the project is aimed primarily at a large, unnamed customer, Zayo said the expanded network "can be leveraged by customers throughout the region" because it "provides considerable support to the area's largest industries, namely those of research and development, technology, education and energy."

Geographically, the expanded network will span the Front Range, which Matt Erickson, president of Zayo Fiber and Transport Infrastructure, including Zayo's fiber-to-the-Tower product group, called "a key area for future growth and (an area where) we expect there to be opportunities for further fiber network expansion."

The Front Range covers Fort Collins, Greely, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado Springs and the larger Denver metro area. The build will expand Zayo's existing presence in Denver and Colorado springs and "bolster Zayo's presence in the Central Business Districts of both cities as well as the Denver Technology Center," the news release continued.

Zayo, which has networks that include more than 61,000 route miles in 45 states and major cities internationally, including the District of Columbia, London and Tokyo, has expanded internally as well as externally as late. In July it completed the acquisition of national bandwidth infrastructure provider AboveNet and added its 900 route miles of fiber network in the Denver-area.

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