Zayo Lights Chicago to Memphis Route With 100G

Zayo Group announced it has deployed a native 100G wavelength network on its Memphis-to-Chicago route. The Memphis-to-Chicago network route was previously only available to dark fiber customers; with this upgrade, Zayo is now able to expand its bandwidth infrastructure services to include wavelengths and Ethernet between the two markets.  

Zayo strengthened its position in the Southeast region with last years acquisition of USCarrier. The USCarrier assets provided Zayo with fiber-based solutions in southeastern states Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.  

This is another key piece of our previously announced nationwide 100G wavelength network rollout and makes a unique fiber path available to our lit services customers,” said Zach Nebergall, vice president of Zayos Wavelength Product Group. With Zayos recent organic and inorganic growth in the Southeast, we can meet a broader set of customer demands for bandwidth infrastructure services with end to end connectivity.”

The project, Zayo’s second 100G route nationwide, was completed in early 2013 with its first Wavelength customers activated on the network as of mid-January. It is open to resellers.

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