Zayo has another longhaul build planned for 2015. While they’ve already got a project building new infrastructure between Omaha and Dallas, this new buildout will connect Salt Lake City and Sacramento via a new diverse route.
They plan to take a more southerly route from Salt Lake to Reno, going through the desert along US Route 50 through central Nevada, a hundred or so miles to the south of the usual path. When complete in the fourth quarter of 2015, it will add some 800 route miles to Zayo’s intercity footprint.
The market’s fear of building longhaul fiber has been dissipating over the past couple of years, although nobody is even remotely thinking about the sort of national fiber blitzes we saw in the late 90s. What we’re seeing now is specific routes targeting specific needs and driven by immediate and measurable demand — healthy stuff at last.
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