With their proposed acquisitions of Abovenet and Arialink still pending, Zayo has continued to push forward on all fronts lately. Today they announced the completion of the network expansion in Nashville that they had started on in the fall, finishing up with 104 route miles in the city. The Nashville presence originated with AFS of course, but more than half of the current footprint has been added since then, and likely they have other projects in the works.
In nearby Atlanta, Zayo picked up a new channel partner, inking a deal with Cynergy. Cynergy will be offering Zayo’s bandwidth solutions across the metro area. Zayo’s footprint in Atlanta is one of its deepest, and will get deeper if the AboveNet deal comes through. Atlanta isn’t one of AboveNet’s bigger markets, but they announced an expansion of their own down there just a little over a month ago.
And back on their home turf in Colorado, Zayo sold yet more dark fiber to the Eagle-NET Alliance, which is building out to anchor institutions across the region as part of a BTOP grant. They will be supplying 162 route miles of fiber connecting locations from Denver to Burlington to the east, bringing the total route mileage supplied to 675 miles. Back in January they announced a related deal for fiber between Branson and Cheyenne. Interestingly, AboveNet also shows up here, as they said less than a month ago that they would be suppling 210 route miles of their own to Eagle-NET.