AUGUST 25, 2008 -- Zayo Group, a regional provider of bandwidth and telecom services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spokane, WA-based Columbia Fiber Solutions (CFS) from Columbia Ventures Corp. CFS provides leased dark fiber services and fiber-based Ethernet services over a transparent LAN (TLS) infrastructure in the Inland Northwest. Near-term future plans include adding Zayo's Private Line and IP suite of services to CFS' existing product portfolio.
CFS will become part of Zayo Bandwidth, Zayo Group's business unit that provides fiber-based bandwidth solutions to carriers, Web-centric companies, public entities, educational institutions, and enterprises. Zayo Bandwidth services include Private Line, Wavelength, Ethernet, Internet ,and Collocation. With this acquisition, Zayo's network spans over 19,000 fiber route-miles, serving almost 1,600 on-net buildings in 20 states.
Zayo's existing network already provides service in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The CFS network brings an additional 320 route-miles of fiber and more than 350 on-net buildings in the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene metro area, the second largest population center in Washington. The network provides connectivity to many key carrier locations, colleges, data centers, hospitals, and large enterprises.