Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., a global provider of fiber-based communications solutions, has announced continued investment and expansion of network infrastructure in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area.
For enhanced network performance on its Dallas-to-Denver dark fiber route, Zayo is building more than 170 miles of new fiber between Amarillo, Texas, and Oklaunion, Texas, adding diversity to a key route between two major tech hubs.
Completion of the project is anticipated by the end of September 2022 and will result in new, direct fiber connectivity to hundreds of buildings in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area. Driving demand for connectivity is both Dallas’ reputation as a top-tier data center market and the technology focus of the area’s major industry sectors which include high-tech manufacturing and IT services.
Zayo is also rolling out a new product offer to existing and new customers in the greater Dallas area. The new offer, called Shielded Internet Access, includes some of Zayo’s most popular services: Dedicated Internet Access, DDoS Protection and CloudLink, all for a single price that will be competitively positioned well below current market benchmarks.
“Dallas is a long-time leader in the data center space and specializes in serving the influx of tech enterprises to the area,” said Dennis Kyle, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing at Zayo. “We are committed to continued investment in Texas to support customers’ demand for diverse, high-capacity fiber connectivity to enable their growth and ability to innovate. Zayo’s unmatched network combined with the Shielded Internet Access package provides customers in the market with the bandwidth that takes them anywhere they need to be in the most convenient, cost-effective way possible.”
Zayo’s network expansion in the region is driven by growing connectivity needs from local businesses and large enterprises. Texas ranks second in the nation for net tech employment, which represents the number of technology professionals working in technical positions and business professionals employed by technology companies in the state.
The central location of North Texas within the U.S. is a significant attraction for data centers that service all sectors, and DFW ranks third in global data center market size. The region is also home to the Telecom Corridor, known for its high concentration of high-tech businesses.
“Zayo’s presence and continued investment in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area is a strong indicator of the region’s status as a thriving global community for innovation and growth across industries,” said Ed Curtis, CEO of YTexas. “With a surge of new business enterprises in the State of Texas overall, the importance of providing critical digital infrastructure and reliable connectivity cannot be understated.”
The expansion in DFW is part of an overall upgrade to Zayo’s U.S. priority markets and includes the release of custom packaged solutions, bundling internet and security services and enabling dedicated internet service plus distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection. Zayo’s cloud-based suite of DDoS Mitigation Services provides advanced detection and mitigation technologies.
The mitigation services offer three levels of tailored protection, providing important layers of defense and monitoring on Zayo’s international Tier 1 IP security enabled network. The unique solutions provide an enterprise-class network for superior performance and a comprehensive security suite, ensuring guaranteed network availability through Zayo’s Internet Access SLA.