Zayo has plans to further build out its fiber network north of the border, according to a release yesterday. With an unnamed 'global cloud provider' in tow, the fiber builder and operator will be extending its footprint in Montreal.
Zayo's existing network in Montreal comes courtesy of the Allstream deal of course and is quite extensive. They'll be adding another 60km ring for the cloud provider in the 'South Shore' part of the metro area. That's the southern shore of the Saint Laurence river opposite Montreal proper, an area that has been getting more and more infrastructure attention lately.
The cloud and content guys have been one of Zayo's key growth drivers. It's been a symbiotic relationship in which the former get the diversity they want to the places they pick, and Zayo gets to further expand its network reach both within its existing markets and into new ones.