Zayo Building New Dark Fiber Route

Zayo Group said this week it’s building a new dark fiber route through a significant portion of the United States, and that channel partners will be able to sell the resulting capacity.

The Colorado-based fiber provider is constructing a 1,000-mile route that will connect Omaha, Neb.; Kansas City and Bentonville, Ark.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Dallas. It also will touch many rural areas within those states. Zayo said it aims to reduce network latency for customers in those markets.

Zayo said the project, which will feature 17 neutral colocation sites for client space and power, should be done in 2017. The company also is considering extending the route from Dallas to Houston.

Industries including utilities, technology and retail are among the biggest consumers of dark fiber bandwidth – something for channel partners to keep in mind.

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