Zayo to add fiber, 400G in the Seattle-Tacoma area

Nov. 30, 2021
The fiber-optic network services provider labels the Seattle-Tacoma area as the fastest-growing tech market in the U.S., with the region adding more than 48,000 tech jobs from 2016 to 2020.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. has announced its intention to expand its fiber footprint in the Seattle-Tacoma area of the State of Washington. In addition to the new fiber-optic network infrastructure, Zayo says it plans to offer 400G wavelength services between Seattle and Spokane by the end of June 2022 and its Shielded Internet Access service as well.

The fiber-optic network services provider labels the Seattle-Tacoma area as the fastest-growing tech market in the U.S., with the region adding more than 48,000 tech jobs from 2016 to 2020. The more than 184,660 tech employees in the region make Seattle the seventh largest tech market in the U.S., Zayo adds.

“The Seattle-Tacoma region continues to grow as a leading U.S. tech market, driving increased demand for reliable connectivity,” said Dan Stoll, managing director, head of regional network sales at Zayo. “We are committed to continued investment in the region to support customers’ demand for diverse, high-capacity fiber connectivity. Zayo’s unmatched network combined with the Shielded Internet Access offer provides customers with the bandwidth that takes them anywhere they need to be in the most convenient, cost-effective way possible.”

The 400G upgrade to the Seattle to Spokane route is part of an overall upgrade initiative now underway. The initiative includes the release of custom solutions, bundling internet and security services, and enabling dedicated internet service as well as cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection.

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

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