Zayo Group has announced it has signed multiple contracts in the past three months to deliver dark fiber to large data center providers in Northern Virginia. The data center providers will rely on Zayo’s extensive dark fiber network to connect with other data centers in the area.
With nearly 4,000 route miles of fiber in the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia tech corridor, Zayo Group can provide the customers with connectivity to more than 110 data centers, 1,200 on-net enterprise locations and 19 cloud destinations.
Also known as the Dulles Technology corridor, the area is one of the largest centers for enterprise and technology in the U.S. with a growing concentration of cloud and data center providers. The corridor is also one of the biggest Internet exchange points in the world.
“The agreements solidify Zayo as the leading fiber infrastructure provider to data center facilities and large enterprises in this corridor, also known as ‘data center alley’,” said Randy Dunbar, senior vice president, Fiber Solutions East Region, Zayo Group. “We are aggressively focused on demonstrating our position as the premier dark fiber provider, both in the region and across the U.S. This scale, and our infrastructure expertise, offers a compelling value proposition for potential customers.”