BOULDER, Colo. -- Zayo Group Holdings on Monday said it will significantly expand its fiber network in central Florida. The build includes multiple anchor contracts and will provide a backbone to carriers, enterprises and data centers which require increasing amounts of bandwidth.
Zayo will add more than 2,300 route miles of high-fiber count network, enabling new markets of Tampa and Orlando including diverse connections and backhaul capabilities.
Zayo will add more than 1,200 route miles of fiber in Tampa, the second largest city in the state and fourth largest metro area in Southeastern U.S. Tampa has an abundance of healthcare, education, enterprise and data center companies that require high-speed network connectivity and access to cloud service providers.
Also, Zayo will add 1,000-plus route miles of fiber in Orlando. The city is among the nation's highest-growth markets, ranking sixth in the US for job growth and among the top markets for population growth. Professional services, education, healthcare, leisure and hospitality services drive business growth.
"Central Florida has a growing number of innovators and diverse business ecosystems that require high-speed fiber bandwidth to fuel their businesses," said Steve Orlando, senior vice president of Central Region at Zayo. "With Zayo's dense network, extensive construction experience and strong jurisdictional relationships, Zayo is well-positioned to provide customers in Tampa and Orlando with best-in-class infrastructure."
"We are excited about our investment in central Florida, including the opportunity to employ and resource the project as much as possible locally," added Jack Waters, Zayo Networks president and chief operating officer. "We look forward to giving enterprise businesses a differentiated, diverse option for reliable, high-speed data connectivity to the world."
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