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Zayo Extends Network in Minnesota

Wednesday, November 17, 2010   (0 Comments)
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Zayo Extends Network in Minnesota
Boulder County Business Report

LOUISVILLE - Zayo Group LLC will extend its fiber network in five Minnesota markets and add Ethernet and TDM service to about 350 wireless tower sites, the Louisville-based company announced Tuesday.

The new fiber will provide depth to Zayo's network in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Zayo's chief executive Dan Caruso said in a press release. Zayo's network in the state will grow to 1,700 miles and make it one the densest networks in the country, the company said.

TDM, or time-division multiplexing, is when two or more signals are transferred apparently simultaneously as sub-channels in one communication channel, but are physically taking turns on the channel.

The expansion is not part of an acquisition but it follows up the company's $114.5 million purchase of American Fiber Systems, which had assets in the Minneapolis area. "Combining this new investment with assets from our recently completed acquisition of American Fiber Systems, the recently announced stimulus award, and Zayo's existing Minnesota fiber network, Zayo will have a broad network to meet the growing communications and bandwidth needs throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas," Caruso said.

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