Zayo links NYSE and Equinix data centers with dark fiber

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) revealed last week that it has completed construction of a dark fiber link between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) data center facility at 1700 MacArthur Boulevard in Mahwah, NJ, and Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data center at 800 Secaucus Road (NY5), outside of New York City. The route runs 37.7 km panel to panel, which Zayo asserts makes it the shortest, lowest latency fiber-optic network link available between the two sites.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) revealed last week that it has completed construction of a dark fiber link between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) data center facility at 1700 MacArthur Boulevard in Mahwah, NJ, and Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data center at 800 Secaucus Road (NY5), outside of New York City. The route runs 37.7 km panel to panel, which Zayo asserts makes it the shortest, lowest latency fiber-optic network link available between the two sites.

The fiber-optic network services provider has high hopes for the route, saying that "the project will generate an attractive return based on the anchor enterprise customer alone." Zayo did not identify the customer. Meanwhile, the service provider expects the route to be popular among financial institutions who wish to leverage the reduced latency from Mahwah to other data centers via Equinix's NY5 facility, including 1400 Federal Boulevard in Carteret, NJ, 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken, NJ, and 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue in New York.

"The completed Mahwah route enables us to provide financial firms with the best solution for high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity," asserted Zach Nebergall, vice president of metro dark fiber at Zayo. "As we expand our relationships with customers in the New York area, we will continue to invest in similar opportunities that leverage our existing fiber network to both further drive returns and expand our competitive position."

The new route connects to Zayo's New Jersey/New York dark fiber network, which covers more than 500 route miles, and the company's global fiber network, which extends more than 84,000 route miles across the U.S. and Europe. This includes a dark fiber route between 1700 MacArthur Boulevard and 755 Secaucus Road in Secaucus opened earlier this year (see "Zayo dark fiber connects Mahwah site"). Zayo says it has another fiber-optic cable deployment underway in the area to link 1400 Federal Boulevard in Carteret with 1700 MacArthur Boulevard in Secaucus.

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