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Zayo adds Indianapolis and Fort Wayne to US fibre expansion project

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Zayo Group Holdings (Zayo) is continuing its investment and expansion of network infrastructure in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Indianapolis and Fort Wayne are homes to both major brands and local tech startups that are increasing area demand for reliable connectivity," said Dan Stoll, managing director and head of regional network sales at Zayo.

"We are committed to continued investment in the region to support customers' demand for diverse, high-capacity fibre connectivity to enable their growth and ability to innovate. Zayo's unmatched network combined with the Shielded Internet Access offer provides customers in the market with the bandwidth that takes them anywhere they need to be in the most convenient, cost-effective way possible."

The news forms part of Zayo's state-wide plans to add more than 200 route miles throughout Indiana over the next two years. This includes a new fibre route from South Bend, Indiana and to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

By the end of 2021, a long-haul dark fibre route from Indianapolis to St. Louis, Missouri will be available to Zayo customers, connecting two emerging tech hubs. Starting in Q1 2022, Zayo will offer wave bandwidth up to 400Gbps from Indianapolis to Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois.

"Fast, reliable connectivity is a major selling point when it comes to quality of life and bringing jobs-particularly tech jobs-to our community," said Ellen Cutter, vice president of economic development at Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

"As we continue to build a nationally recognized economy in the region, we look forward to working with partners like Zayo to provide high-quality digital infrastructure for residents and businesses alike."

In line with this Zayo is also rolling out a new product called Shielded Internet Access, which includes a range of Zayo's services: Dedicated Internet Access, DDoS Protection and CloudLink, all within a single offer.

At the start of the month, the company announced three similar expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Arizona’s Maricopa and Pinal Counties, and the Denver area. The expansions in are part of an overall upgrade to Zayo's US in-demand markets.