According to an update this morning, Zayo has been pretty busy in the Texas Triangle. Over the last two years, the compay’s presence in the Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas/Ft. Worth metro areas has seen its extent tripled.
The expansion has been powered by a couple big FTT builds, a dark fiber build for the City of Fort Worth, and an extensive E-Rate deal spanning school districts across 10 counties. They have a new contract as well that will add 25 route miles in San Antonio hooking up the Texas Research Park and the Westover Hills area. Zayo now has more than 450 customers in the state.
Zayo’s expansion in Texas has been largely organic, generally eschewing M&A with the exception of AboveNet. I’ve always wondered if they would eventually acquire FiberLight, which would fit very well with the infrastructure they have built organically. But in the absence of such a deal, Zayo has certainly been putting significant resources to work in this key national market.
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