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EdgeConneX and Zayo Sign Agreement to Expand Network Connectivity

January 21, 2015

EdgeConneX, a company specializing in hosting services for fiber-optic networks, recently announced a deal with Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure solutions, in which the latter company will deploy fiber to augment EdgeConneX's national footprint. EdgeConneX customers will thus in the future have full access to Zayo's widespread dark fiber, wavelength and IP services.

Under the agreement, Zayo will build diverse entrances into six Edge Data Centers and two other facilities around the country, expanding the company's fiber network to serve Edge Data Center customers in eight new markets: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Memphis, Nashville, Portland, Richmond, Salt Lake City and San Diego. Two other markets - Houston and Phoenix - already have Edge Data Centers offering Zayo connectivity.

EdgeConneX customers will now have access to dark fiber and Layer 2 connectivity through wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services at their respective Edge Data Center. Zayo customers in any market will be able to connect to a common carrier interconnect facility. By deploying a redundant, high-bandwidth solution with data center locations close to the consumer, the network is able to cultivate a more direct traffic flow and transport bandwidth-intensive content much faster. For EdgeConneX customers suffering from slow speeds due to heavily burdened networks, this is an ideal solution.

"As digital content demand increases, content providers require more network capacity and reliable, scalable and secure fiber connectivity," said John Real, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Zayo.  "Combining our diverse fiber connectivity with EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers optimizes the customer experience and provides the connectivity that content providers demand."

Zayo's fiber-optic network covers over 81,500 route miles across the U.S. and Europe, connecting to more than 16,000 on-net buildings and providing connectivity to most U.S. data centers and carrier hotels. Tranzact, the company's shopping platform, grants customers pricing information and lets them place orders for connectivity to all of the aforementioned Edge Data Centers.

"With its deep fiber footprint and extensive interconnections to major eyeball networks across the globe, Zayo was a perfect choice for EdgeConneX," said Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer at EdgeConneX.  "Tapping into high-speed fiber connectivity enables EdgeConneX to fulfill dynamic content delivery demand and ensures that end-user content is delivered quickly and securely."

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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