Zayo adds 100-Gbps to Chicago-to-Memphis fiber link

March 6, 2013
Zayo Group says that it has added its Memphis-to-Chicago route to its roster of 100-Gbps links. The addition of the new technology enables Zayo to expand the services it offers between the two cities from just dark fiber to wavelength and Ethernet services as well.

Zayo Group says that it has added its Memphis-to-Chicago route to its roster of 100-Gbps links. The addition of the new technology enables Zayo to expand the services it offers between the two cities from just dark fiber to wavelength and Ethernet services as well.

The link is part of the infrastructure Zayo added when it acquired USCarrier (see "Zayo Group moves towards full ownership of USCarrier"). Zayo also has announced 100-Gbps capabilities in the Northeast (see “Zayo Group offers 100G wavelength services to Northeast Corridor”) after announcing its move to 100 Gbps last December (see “Zayo adds 100-Gbps optical transmission capability”). It has not yet divulged the name of its 100G coherent transmission technology supplier.

Zayo finished the 100G technology deployment between Memphis and Chicago early this year. First customers were brought online in mid-January.

"This is another key piece of our previously announced nationwide 100G Wavelength Network rollout and makes a unique fiber path available to our lit services customers," says Zach Nebergall, vice president of Zayo's Wavelength Product Group. "With Zayo's recent organic and inorganic growth in the Southeast, we can meet a broader set of customer demands for Bandwidth Infrastructure services with end to end connectivity."

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