Thursday, May 17, 2012

Zayo Expands its Fiber Network

Zayo is expanding its fiber footprint in Phoenix, Arizona by 165 route miles,  a 60% increase over the existing network. The build will provide presence to the Phoenix suburbs Peoria, El Mirage, Fountain Hills and Sun City.  It will also connect 123 new towers. With the expansion in Phoenix, along with other markets, Zayo’s tower footprint has over 900 towers under construction; currently the on-net tower footprint is 2,427.

Separately, Zayo announced a low latency service between Seattle and Chicago.  Zayo said its existing service between Seattle and Chicago already provides industry-leading latency.  The enhanced service, which will be available in the third quarter of 2012, significantly improves latency. The distance of the route will be reduced by approximately 100 route miles. To further reduce latency, the system will be engineered as an express route, with add/drop points being limited to approximately 4 locations. Zayo anticipates reducing latency by 5 – 15% relative to currently available services. The Wavelength system being deployed will be a native 100G system. Zayo will continue to offer service on its existing system, which provides add/drop points in many markets between Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA.