Continuing with its expansion in the southeastern USA, Zayo yesterday announced new investments down in Miami. Zayo gained the Miami market from AboveNet, which itself had just moved into town relatively recently.
Miami is one of the main connectivity gateways to Latin America for both US and Europe. Next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics are being held in Brazil, which will be the biggest bandwidth challenges the region's infrastructure has ever faced. Thus it is an obvious moment in time for Zayo to sink some deeper deeper roots in Florida. In this case they are adding both colo space and fiber.
zColo is moving into 24,000 square feet on the 7th floor of Digital Realty Trust's facility at 36 NE 2nd Street downtown. The space will be ready sometime next quarter, and they have pre-leased 40% of the first phase already.
Meanwhile on the fiber front they're building a high count fiber ring to hook up that DRT location to Terremark's NAP of the Americas. That's just a starting point of course, with many other facilities in close proximity.
Zayo's other investments around Florida lately have included a new metro network in Jacksonville and the lighting of diverse longhaul routes that brought Tampa and Orlando online as well.