Zayo today revealed plans to kick off a significant expansion of its footprint down in Florida. The Boulder-based infrastructure builder and operator will be adding more than 2,300 route miles of metro fiber and conduit in the state, which has until now been one of the less deep sections in the company’s US footprint.
More specifically, the buildout will see 1,200+ route miles in the Tampa/St.Petersburg/Clearwater metro area, and 1,000+ route miles in Orlando. The additional footprint will complement the company’s Miami footprint, adding significant depth in central Florida and the western coast.
On Friday Zayo also revealed a new enterprise customer on the east coast. An unnamed healthcare provider has tapped Zayo for a private wavelength network connecting multiple sites within New York City. Zayo has had one of the broadest footprints in NYC since its acquisition of Abovenet way back in 2012, and today has 2,200 route miles connecting 1,000 buildings as well as three zColo data centers spanning 100K square feet of critical space.
Since the turmoil over the winter came to a conclusion with the deal to take Zayo private again, the company seems to be returning to the familiar news pattern of network buildouts and unnamed customer wins. It will be a couple of quarters yet before the ownership structure actually changes though, and we’ll have to watch and see how the growth goes in the meantime.
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