Zayo expands fibre to meet West Coast demand

Zayo expands fibre to meet West Coast demand

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Zayo Group Holdings is boosting its network in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington with a 400G upgrade and new product offer.

The 400G upgrade is part of an overall upgrade to Zayo’s US in-demand markets, a development Capacity covered in August. It includes the release of custom solutions, bundling internet and security services and enabling dedicated internet service plus DDoS protection.

“The Seattle-Tacoma region continues to grow as a leading US tech market, driving increased demand for reliable connectivity,” said Dan Stoll, MD 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 fiber connectivity. Zayo’s unmatched network combined with the Shielded Internet Access offer provides customers with the bandwidth that takes them anywhere they need to be in the most convenient, cost-effective way possible.”

As such, 400G wavelength capacity will be available between Seattle and Spokane by the end of June next year, adding critical IT bandwidth to a key route between two major Washington cities.

The region added more than 48,000 tech jobs from 2016 to 2020, an increase of 35.4%, according to Zayo's own press statement.

“Zayo’s continued investment and expansion within the Seattle-Tacoma area underscores the region’s long-standing reputation as a technology capital and centre for industry innovation,” said John Ford, VP and GM, SDC Seattle. “The fiber infrastructure provided by Zayo will be essential in supporting critical connectivity for the area’s business community while also enabling the ongoing, fast-paced growth of the local tech market.”

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