Zayo Bandwidth to bring additional wireless towers to fiber footprint

JUNE 14, 2010 -- Zayo Bandwidth will expand its high bandwidth capacity fiber-to-tower (FTT) coverage with the addition of Ethernet and TDM services to wireless tower sites throughout central and Wilkes Barre, PA. The expansion increases the number of FTT customer locations served by Zayo Bandwidth to more than 1,700, with another 800 customer locations pending, further strengthening the company's position as a key industry provider of FTT bandwidth solutions.

JUNE 14, 2010 -- Zayo Bandwidth will expand its high bandwidth capacity fiber-to-tower (FTT) coverage with the addition of Ethernet and TDM services to wireless tower sites throughout central and Wilkes Barre, Pa. The expansion increases the number of FTT customer locations served by Zayo Bandwidth to more than 1,700, with another 800 customer locations pending.

Wireless carriers are often hamstrung by the lack of backhaul fiber solutions in less populated regions of the country, yet the industry is under increasing pressure to add high-capacity coverage for wireless users in remote areas. Zayo Bandwidth's network expansion in Pennsylvania, as well as recent deployments in other tertiary markets such as Spokane, Wa., and Couer d'Alene, Id., provide wireless carriers fiber route diversity.

"We have network assets where customers need them, and we're continually deploying more," says Chris Murphy, vice president, sales and business development for Zayo Bandwidth.

Across its FTT deployments, Zayo Bandwidth will provide FTT services in support of 3G and 4G wireless networks, which are increasingly becoming tools for massive data transfers as mobile users consume video and other high-bandwidth applications.

"With over 2,500 FTT customer locations in-place and under construction across the U.S., Zayo nimbly supports our wireless carrier customers' growth requirements," states John Scarano, COO of Zayo Group and president of Zayo Bandwidth. "Today we serve all the major wireless carriers. As our FTT services are deployed in additional geographies, everyone benefits for the long term."

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