Zayo lowers latency on Chicago-Seattle route

Zayo Group says it is accepting customer orders on its low-latency service between Seattle and Chicago and between Seattle and New York/Northern New Jersey. The company says the improved performance on the route will give financial, content, and carrier customers a material reduction in latency from what is currently available.

Oct 15th, 2012

Zayo Group says it is accepting customer orders on its low-latency fiber-optic network service between Seattle and Chicago and between Seattle and New York/Northern New Jersey. The company says the improved performance on the route will give financial, content, and carrier customers a material reduction in latency from what is currently available.

Zayo will be offering connectivity from Seattle's 2001 W. 6th (Westin Building) to major data centers, carrier hotels, and financial exchanges in New York and Northern New Jersey. Zayo believes that its routes will offer the lowest latency currently available between Seattle and Chicago as well as between Seattle and New York.

Zayo is upgrading its wavelength system along this route to support the new low-latency service. The system being deployed is a native 100G per wavelength with capability to support a total of 8 Tbps.

"The Seattle-to-Chicago route is a strategic asset for Zayo because it is a critical link between US and Asian financial markets," said Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo. "We believe that this route will significantly reduce latency and greatly benefit our customers."

Many of the transpacific fiber cables from Asia land in Mukilteo, WA, just outside of Seattle, and Zayo's low-latency route will be key in connecting major Asian and US markets. In addition, there is a high concentration of data centers in the Pacific Northwest, particularly northern central Oregon and southern central Washington, which will benefit from the reduced latency to central and eastern US cities on Zayo's new route.

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