Zayo adds fiber to the tower connections in Indiana

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it has rolled out fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) fiber-optic network infrastructure to 78 new towers in Indiana. The expansion was necessary to serve the needs of what Zayo described as "a major wireless carrier customer."

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it has rolled out fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) fiber-optic network infrastructure to 78 new towers in Indiana. The expansion was necessary to serve the needs of what Zayo described as "a major wireless carrier customer."

The connections required the addition of 234 new network miles south and west of Indianapolis at a cost of $14 million. They also connect a corridor to Louisville, KY. Zayo also will leverage 350 miles of existing fiber cable it already had in place to meet the customer's requirements.

Zayo expects to use the new fiber links to serve other customers as well, including both wireless service providers and non-wireless customers such as universities, school districts, hospitals, and content providers.

"Zayo has a successful history of leveraging assets and capital associated with signed customer contracts," said Jacob Fuller, vice president of Zayo's Mobile Infrastructure segment. "Our extensible network will have the capacity to not only provide FTT infrastructure for one of the nation's leading wireless carriers, but also the fiber capacity to support services to additional mobile operators and other customers in need of high-bandwidth solutions."

The expansion means Zayo's FTT footprint will include approximately 8,200 towers, including those under construction and those already connected to its fiber network.

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