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Zayo completes Los Angeles to Dallas longhaul fibre route

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Zayo Group has completed its longhaul dark fibre route between Los Angeles and Dallas, introduced diverse wavelengths and secured multiple dark fibre anchor tenants.

The route complements Zayo’s existing longhaul network, enabling diverse connectivity between major West Coast data centre markets to Dallas, one of the largest data centre and interconnection markets in the US.

“Zayo is committed to success-based investments in our network, and this expansion will help meet the high-bandwidth demands across many industries,” said Jack Waters (pictured), CTO and president of Fiber Solutions at Zayo.

“We continue to collaborate with key customers and construct critical strategic routes to ensure the availability of high-performance fibre and infrastructure.”

Zayo secured an anchor tenant and began development of the 2,000-mile route in 2015, which included upgrades and new construction. Since construction began, Zayo has secured multiple additional dark fibre and wavelengths anchor tenants on the route, supporting return on investment for the strategic project.

Zayo will offer its full range of high-performance connectivity solutions across the route, enabling 100G wavelengths service later this month. The new wavelengths route will be diverse from other existing carrier networks and from Zayo’s existing routes, and will enable unique options between Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, Ft. Worth and Dallas. Customer demand is strong, with commitments already in place.

The news comes after Zayo completed the sale of the Scott-Rice Telephone Company, a Minnesota incumbent local exchange carrier for $42 million.



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