City of Fort Worth upgrades municipal network via Zayo dark fiber

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it has won a $15.6 million, 12-year contract to supply the City of Fort Worth with dark fiber to upgrade the city's municipal network.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it has won a $15.6 million, 12-year contract to supply the City of Fort Worth with dark fiber to upgrade the city's municipal network.

Zayo says it has already begun construction on the two-year project's initial phase. This first deployment will connect six core city locations by midyear. In total, the fiber-optic network deployment will connect over 50 of the city's facilities along a 411-mile fiber cable infrastructure. The network will feature a diverse core ring and 64 laterals to connect to outlying facilities.

The network also will leverage the 2,000-mile fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) network Zayo currently has under construction in Dallas.

"Increasingly, cities and municipal governments are finding that their infrastructure won't support their growing need for fast, high-performance bandwidth for mission-critical services, including emergency operations," said Randy Dunbar, senior vice president metro dark fiber at Zayo. "Rather than building their own networks, which are complex and expensive, they're leveraging Zayo's infrastructure."

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