LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- Zayo Group today announced its partnership with Internet2 to add substantial new capacity on Zayo's fiber route from Chicago to Seattle. The system will have greater than 4 terabits of overall capacity to support Internet2's new 100G network. Zayo is a subrecipient of Internet2's grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program that predominately funds the new network. The upgrade is expected to be completed during spring 2013.
"This project demonstrates Zayo's commitment to building strong strategic alliances with the research and education community and our investment into our extensive fiber footprint," says Zach Nebergall, vice president of Wavelength Product Group at Zayo. "Internet2 is helping to bring substantial amounts of additional capacity to the research and education community via its partnerships."