Today Zayo announced the completion of its buildout up in Anoka County, to the north of Minneapolis. This project was one of the company's BTOP awards, under which they got $13.4M in stimulus funds for a middle mile network connecting some 145 local public facilities.
The final network build spanned 245 route miles, and complements Zayo's presence in the greater Minneapolis-St.Paul metro area in the more rural areas to the north of the city.
It's one of their biggest markets, both in terms of fiber acquired via M&A (Onvoy and AFS both had metro fiber there) and via organic build-outs since then (e.g. this large fiber-to-the-tower expansion). According to their website, they've got 1,300+ metro route miles and 600+ on-net buildings in the Minneapolis metro area alone.
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