Zayo to add fiber-to-the-tower fiber-optic links in San Antonio and Austin

April 19, 2016
Fiber-optic network services provider Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it will expand its fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) footprint in San Antonio and Austin after winning a 20-year support contract from what the company described as "an anchor wireless service provider." The new fiber infrastructure will extend more than 700 miles and connect more than 300 towers.

Fiber-optic network services provider Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it will expand its fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) footprint in San Antonio and Austin after winning a 20-year support contract from what the company described as "an anchor wireless service provider." The new fiber infrastructure will extend more than 700 miles and connect more than 300 towers.

Zayo says both Texas markets have seen significant recent growth across the technology, military, manufacturing, healthcare, and IT service sectors. The company therefore will also use the new fiber-optic links to offer connectivity to businesses, hospitals, universities, and governmental entities in the area.

"We continue to see strength in our mobile Infrastructure solutions and plan to leverage our growing footprint to increase the yield and return on our investment over time," said Jacob Fuller, vice president of Zayo's Mobile Infrastructure business. "Ongoing interest from wireless service providers and a wide range of additional customers demonstrates Zayo's strength to leverage the fiber we are building to drive additional revenue."

The expansion will bring to more than 8,500 the number of macro towers nationwide (including those under construction) Zayo's FTT network serves (see, for example, "Zayo adds fiber to the tower connections in Indiana" and "Zayo plans fiber to the tower expansion in Atlanta").

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