Zayo Upgrades in the Pacific Northwest

August 29th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

A week without an expansionary move by Zayo Group (news, filings) is a rare thing these days. Yesterday the national fiber operator said it has upgraded its fiber route between Spokane, Washington and Portland, Oregon. 

The upgrade brings an additional 400G of capacity on a route that bypasses Seattle, offering both diversity and lower latency for Zayo's wavelength customers. It also helps improve the regional connectivity for the company's zColo facility at 2001 6th Ave in Seattle.

Zayo's fiber in the Pacific Northwest was assembled from several of their acquisitions over the years. The Spokane presence came from Columbia Fiber Solutions, and some regional fiber came with Northwest Telephone. But they really gained regional scale in this past year with the addition of 360Networks' intercity fiber and Abovenet's Seattle and Portland metro footprint.

Zayo still has two acquisitions to finish up this year: FiberGate's DC dark fiber and the rest of USCarrier down in Georgia.

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