Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it has expanded its footprint in the Texas Triangle over the past two years to address growing customer demand. Zayo has increased its customer base by 33% to more than 450 customers, and nearly tripled its fiber network footprint in the state, says the company.
Several major customer contracts have propelled the expansion, including the April 2016 fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) builds in San Antonio and Austin for what the company described as "an anchor wireless service provider" (see "Zayo to add fiber-to-the-tower fiber-optic links in San Antonio and Austin").
Other driving forces include a 12-year contract to supply dark fiber to the state's fifth largest city, Fort Worth, and to a regional school district, Texas Education Service Center Region 11 (see "City of Fort Worth upgrades municipal network via Zayo dark fiber").
According to Zayo, it recently signed an additional customer contract to extend the company's fiber-optic network in San Antonio by approximately 25 miles. The project leverages in-place fiber network assets from the 2016 FTT buildout. Complementing entirely diverse routes between Austin and San Antonio, the build offers diverse, high-fiber count access to Texas Research Park and the Westover Hills areas.
"The density of our network provides a significant advantage for our public and private sector customers in Texas," said Jack Waters, Zayo's CTO and president of fiber solutions. "Our continued expansion underscores our commitment to the state and provides opportunity for additional customers who can benefit from our fiber network, data center footprint and extensive connectivity across our global network."
The Texas Triangle includes Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas/Fort Worth, and accounts for almost 75% of the Texas economy. Home to over 50 Fortune 500 companies, the megaregion is a growing energy, enterprise, finance, technology, and transportation hub, Zayo says.
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