Zayo Expanding its Fiber Network Footprint in Florida

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Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. will significantly expand its fiber network in central Florida. The success-based build that includes multiple anchor contracts will provide a backbone to carriers, enterprises and data centers that require increasing amounts of bandwidth.

Zayo will add more than 2,300 route miles of high-fiber count network enabling new markets of Tampa and Orlando including diverse connections and backhaul capabilities.

Zayo will add more than 1,200 route miles of fiber in Tampa, the second largest city in the state and fourth largest metro area in the Southeastern U.S. Tampa has an abundance of health care, education, enterprise and data center companies that require high-speed network connectivity and access to cloud service providers.

Zayo will add more than 1,000 route miles of fiber in Orlando. The city is among the nation’s high-growth markets, ranking sixth in the country for job growth and among the top markets for population growth. Professional services, education, health care, leisure and hospitality services are all driving business growth.

“Central Florida has a growing number of innovators and diverse business ecosystems that require high-speed fiber bandwidth to fuel their businesses,” said Steve Orlando, senior vice president of Central Region at Zayo. “With Zayo’s dense network, extensive construction experience and strong jurisdictional relationships, Zayo is well-positioned to provide customers in Tampa and Orlando with best-in-class infrastructure.”

“We are excited about our investment in central Florida, including the opportunity to employ and resource the project as much as possible locally,” added Jack Waters, president of Zayo Networks and COO. “We look forward to giving enterprise businesses a differentiated, diverse option for reliable, high-speed data connectivity to the world.”


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