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Zayo extends cloud and edge networks in the US

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Zayo Group has announced the final construction phase for three new 100% underground long-haul fibre routes connecting key US data and colocation markets.

The three routes cover Atlanta, Georgia to Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah; and Eugene to Reedsport, Oregon.

The 822-mile Atlanta to Dallas route connects two of the most important data and colocation markets in the country. In Atlanta, Zayo will connect in the Douglas County area, also known as “Data Hill”. The route connecting these two markets is completely diverse to existing routes and is the shortest, most direct route available, said Zayo.

The 532-mile route connecting Denver to Salt Lake City follows I-70 through Colorado and branches off at US Route 191 towards Salt Lake City - the most direct option between the cities today. This route also completes the final section of the shortest path and lowest latency route between New York City and San Francisco.

Finally, the 88-mile connection in Oregon extends from Zayo’s existing Eugene metro network through Florence and Reedsport, providing customers an opportunity to back-haul data coming into the state through cable landing stations back into Zayo’s broader North American network.

“These new routes underscore Zayo’s commitment to expanding our network infrastructure to meet our customers’ evolving demands,” said Brian Lillie (pictured), chief product and technology officer at Zayo. “With the increase in cloud adoption and the rise of edge connectivity we are creating new endpoints of significance for enterprises, carriers and smart cities everywhere.”

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