- deep metro fiber in 2 NFL cities new to Zayo
- 3-4 other states 'complimentary' to Zayo's footprint but with less fiber
I'm going to assume Dan meant 'complementary' there, spell checkers always miss that one. So let me start off by eliminating an obvious few from my non-exhaustive list of metro fiber companies. It isn't Level 3 or Time Warner, nor could it be XO or Cogent or Abovenet - too many markets and too large. It isn't Edison Carrier Solutions or Optimum Lightpath or AGL Networks since they are geographically too small or distant to be complementary. It isn't Fiberlight or AFS, too many NFL cities there out of Zayo's region and also probably too large.
No, we're looking for something smaller, with a regional focus either in the rockies - hooking up the states of Colorado and Washington, the midwest - which is missing metro coverage in NFL cities Detroit and St Louis, or the northeast - Boston and Buffalo perhaps. And the size of the deal isn't likely to be more than about the $100M range. So, are there any guesses out there?