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Fiber network company Zayo, with its 130,000-mile network in North America and Europe delivering solutions including dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and data center colocation services, will significantly expand its fiber network in central Florida. 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.

Steve Orlando
“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.

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 the Southeastern U.S. Tampa has an abundance of health care, education, enterprise and data center companies that require high-speed network connectivity and access to cloud service providers.

“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.”

Education, Health Care, Hospitality Services

Zayo will add more than 1,000 route miles of fiber in Orlando. The city is among the nation’s high-growth markets, “ranking sixth in the country for job growth” and among the top markets for population growth. Professional services, education, health care, leisure and hospitality services are all driving business growth.

“We are excited about our investment in central Florida, including the opportunity to employ and resource the project as much as possible locally,” said Jack Waters, president and COO of Zayo Networks. “We look forward to giving enterprise businesses a differentiated, diverse option for reliable, high-speed data connectivity to the world.”

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