Major carrier selects Zayo for national dark fibre solution

18 July 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe

Zayo has signed a 20-year $50 million agreement with a major US carrier for a dark fibre network to significantly expand its service area.

The network leverages both Zayo’s existing long haul fibre network and previously announced routes that are under construction. The carrier will utilise 3,200 route miles from Zayo, connecting nine markets and crossing eight states.

“Zayo’s dark fibre backbone will enable the customer to expand its footprint and provide high-bandwidth services to consumer and business customers,” said Randy Brogle, vice president of long haul dark fibre at Zayo. “Dark fibre is an ideal solution for carriers that want to expand their network presence and effectively support future capacity requirements.”

By leveraging network that is largely in place, Zayo expects to generate strong IRR and unlevered cash flow from this contract.