Zayo deploys 140km of new fibre in Toronto

Zayo deploys 140km of new fibre in Toronto

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Zayo Group (Zayo) has announced the investment and expansion of network infrastructure in Toronto, Ontario.

To meet growing demand for connectivity in Toronto, Zayo will build more than 140km of new fibre routes in the Greater Toronto Area by the end of 2022. The news marks the first of several network expansion projects Zayo expects to carry out in Toronto in the near future.

In support of this, Zayo will also roll out a new product offer called Shielded Internet Access, it includes services such as Dedicated Internet Access, DDoS Protection and CloudLink.

“Toronto continues to lead and support key business sectors both nationally and globally, accelerating the need for reliable connectivity solutions,” said Roger Brulotte, principal, senior sales manager at Zayo Group.

“Zayo is committed to supporting the fast-paced growth of Toronto’s diverse industries and the connectivity essential to our clients’ growth and success.”

As Canada's largest financial centre and technology hub, Zayo’s expanded route and Shielded Internet Access offer will give users the robust fibre network and reliable internet services they need to serve their customers in the fastest and most secure way possible.

The company's fibre footprint in the Toronto area currently connects more than 100 data centres and 1,400 buildings. With over 14,000 Toronto buildings near its network, Zayo expects to connect many more buildings in the coming quarters.

Zayo is also the only carrier with a low latency fibre route from Toronto to Chicago, enabling connectivity into a critical market in North America.

“Zayo is helping usher in a new era for Canada’s fastest growing business and technology community,” said John Tory, Mayor of Toronto.

“The Toronto Region relies on accessible, high-quality connectivity infrastructure to support our key sector needs. We appreciate our partnership with Zayo and look forward to the opportunities that these network expansion projects will bring to the Greater Toronto Area.”

The expansion in Toronto forms part of an overall upgrade of Zayo’s in-demand markets across North America. Recently announced updates include the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as Dallas-Fort Worth, Arizona’s Maricopa and Pinal Counties, and the Denver area.

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