News | November 17, 2011

Zayo Invests In Network Infrastructure Expansion In Nashville Tennessee


Louisville, CO --(Marketwire) - Zayo announced today that it will be expanding its fiber footprint in Nashville, TN. As a part of this build, Zayo will nearly double the route mileage for the greater Nashville area from 40 to 78 route miles. These newly constructed route miles will allow Zayo to serve the markets of Franklin, Brentwood and Oak Hill with dark fiber, Gigabit Ethernet and wavelength services.

The newly covered regions will complement Zayo's existing fiber in the Nashville central business district and Antioch, TN. The network already includes 14 on-net buildings, in addition to the 40 existing route miles. Zayo continues to operate a carrier neutral colocation facility that provides access to multiple major bandwidth providers located at Cummins Station-209 10th Ave South. Zayo's Nashville network adds to the reach of the bandwidth infrastructure services throughout Zayo's fiber networks. Construction of this high bandwidth fiber infrastructure is underway and completion is expected in December 2011.

"Investing in the Nashville network serves our customers' high-speed bandwidth needs and allows Zayo to expand our coverage areas," explains Matt Erickson, President of Zayo Fiber Solutions. "This expanded dark fiber network helps healthcare, technology, and other enterprises stay in front of the explosive growth of Internet and data usage."

About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( is a national provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo's network assets include over 24,000 route miles, connecting 153 markets across 31 states plus Washington D.C. Additionally, Zayo has 4,400 buildings on-net, 2,000 cell towers on-net, and over 170,000 square feet of colocation space. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-areas Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal. On October 7, 2011, Zayo Group announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based 360networks holdings (USA) inc. ("360networks"), a leading provider of fiber network and telecom services. The transaction, subject to customary approvals, is expected to close by early 2012.

SOURCE: Zayo Group