Zayo to extend fibre route to Washington DC

Zayo to extend fibre route to Washington DC

Zayo has today revealed plans to extend its long-haul dark fibre network from Atlanta to Washington DC, US.

The fibre-provider will add more than 800 route miles to its 19,000 route mile long-haul network, and the extension is designed to further support high-bandwidth demands from customers in the southeast extending into the northeast.

“This expansion complements our existing fibre infrastructure, and meets the growing requirement for bandwidth in these fast-growing markets,” said Matt Erickson, president and COO of Zayo’s physical infrastructure segment.

“Our long-haul dark fibre network will provide customers with dedicated, secure and virtually unlimited bandwidth, which they can ‘light up’ as they grow and scale.”

The extended route will provide direct access to data centres across six key US markets – Atlanta, Charlotte (NC), Raleigh (NC), Richmond (VA), Ashburn (VA) and Washington (DC) – offering dark fibre, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services.

Construction will begin in Q3 this year and is set to complete in Q4 2017.