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Zayo Completes Low-Latency Route Between Chicago and Seattle


Zayo Completes Low-Latency Route Between Chicago and Seattle

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – October 10, 2012 – Zayo Group announces that it is accepting customer orders on its low latency Seattle and Chicago route and between Seattle and New York/Northern New Jersey. The improved performance on the route will give Financial, Content and Carrier customers a material latency reduction from what is currently available.

Zayo will be offering connectivity from Seattle’s 2001 W. 6th (Westin Building) to major data centers, carrier hotels and financial exchanges in New York and Northern New Jersey. Zayo believes that its routes will offer the lowest latency currently available between Seattle dark fiber and Chicago dark fiber as well as between Seattle and New York.

Zayo is upgrading its Wavelength system along this route to support the new low latency solution. The system being deployed is a native 100G per wavelength with capability to support a total of 8 terabytes.

“The Seattle to Chicago dark fiber route is a strategic asset for Zayo because it is a critical link between US and Asian financial markets,” states Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo. “We believe this route will significantly reduce latency and will greatly benefit our customers.”

Many of the transpacific fiber cables from Asia land in Mukilteo, WA, just outside of Seattle, and Zayo’s Low latency route will be key in connecting major Asian and US markets. In addition, there is a high concentration of data centers in the Pacific North West, particularly Northern Central Oregon and Southern Central Washington, which will benefit from the reduced latency to central and eastern US cities on Zayo’s new route.

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About Zayo Group

Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo Group 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 Group provides these services over regional, metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its recent acquisitions of AboveNet and FiberGate, Zayo Group’s network assets include approximately 68,500 route miles, covering 45 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo Group has over 136,000 billable square feet of colocation space and approximately 9,000 on-net buildings, including 500+ data centers, 500+ Points-of-Presence (POPs), and 2,500+ cell towers.


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