Cloud and Network Provider Windstream Leverages Zayo’s Data Center Connectivity for 100G Expansion in New York Market

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Windstream, a provider of voice and data network communications, cloud hosting, and managed services, has selected Zayo to deploy its core network infrastructure within Zayo’s colocation facilities in the New York metro market. Zayo will deploy colocation infrastructure for Windstream at zColo facilities located at 60 Hudson Street in New York City, and 165 Halsey Street in Newark.

The Windstream deployment was driven by Windstream’s 100G long haul express network expansion that upgraded and modernized its Northeast regional and metro DWDM network. 

Combined, the carrier-neutral colocation facilities in New York City and Newark provide connectivity to more than 300 customers and key carriers, enabling Windstream Carrier Solutions to offer its metro and long haul wave services to an extended customer base in the Northeast. 

zayo-group“The colocation relationship with Zayo in New York further enhances Windstream Carrier Solutions’ already robust ability to serve customers with high-bandwidth needs,” said Buddy Bayer, vice president of Transport Engineering, Windstream. “Expanding our long haul express network provides reliable, high-capacity connectivity from the New York metropolitan area to markets across the U.S.”

Windstream has a U.S. network of over 115,000 fiber route miles, 27 data centers, and more than 13,000 employees. Zayo’s 84,000-mile network in the U.S. and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers.

“zColo’s carrier-neutral environment and in-building connectivity in the region provides more connectivity options, flexibility, and value for those connected and seeking to connect to Windstream’s network,” said Steve Finnerty, vice president Sales, Zayo.

“These two locations are critical hubs for interconnection and bandwidth infrastructure on the East Coast and will provide Windstream flexibility in connecting its network to customers.”