LOUISVILLE, Colo. – October 4, 2012 – Zayo Group announces that it has been recognized as Colorado’s Top Telecom Company in 2012 by ColoradoBiz Magazine. After being selected as a top-three finalist in early August, Zayo was chosen as the winner of the Telecom category at the Top Company Awards celebration on September 12. Several Zayo employees were in attendance to accept the award.
Each firm was judged on three criteria: financial performance, community involvement and outstanding achievement in areas such as product innovation, operational excellence or marketing effectiveness. Zayo was awarded the top telecom company due to its track record of continual financial and network growth and notable achievements in each of the judging areas.
Since its inception in 2006, on a pro-forma basis giving effect to its recent acquisitions, Zayo has grown to nearly $1B in revenue and its network spans approximately 68,500 route miles in 45 states and Washington D.C. Zayo has established itself as a prominent company in Colorado, and its community outreach efforts provide support to numerous causes and organizations. Zayo’s community involvement includes an initiative to hire U.S. service members, involvement with local universities to hire and develop local talent, and sponsorship of charity events such as the B Strong Ride, supporting the Livestrong foundation.
Also, Dan Caruso, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zayo Group, is an active supporter of the University of Colorado – Boulder. He co-teaches a class on venture capital and private equity in the Leeds MBA Program. He is on the Entrepreneurship Initiative Advisory Board of Silicon Flatirons, a center for law, technology, and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, as well as a board member of StartUp Colorado. He is actively involved in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences as a frequent guest lecturer and supporter of the Engineering Management & Entrepreneurship program.
For more information on Zayo, visit www.zayo.com.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With the acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate and AboveNet, Zayo’s network assets include approximately 68,500 route miles, covering 45 states and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo has over 136,000 billable square feet of colocation space and approximately 9,000 on-net buildings, including 500 data centers, 500 Points-of-Presence (POPs), and 2,500+ cell towers.
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LOUISVILLE, CO– October 2, 2012 – Zayo Group announces it has completed its purchase of the remaining interest in USCarrier Telecom, LLC (USCarrier). Zayo Group acquired an approximately 50% interest in USCarrier through a previous acquisition of American Fiber Systems in October 2010. The purchase price, which included $2.3 million to retire USCarrier’s outstanding net indebtedness, was $15.9 million.
US Carrier is a regional fiber-based bandwidth services provider with a network that spans the southeastern United States including Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee. The acquisition adds a 3,700-mile regional fiber network that connects major markets including Atlanta, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Nashville and Chattanooga. Along with the larger tier 1 markets, the network extends into 40 smaller cities, such as Macon and Savannah, Georgia and Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama. Also, with the USCarrier assets, Zayo Group will extend connectivity into its previous island market of Nashville.
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LOUISVILLE, CO – September 4, 2012 – Zayo Group announces that it has completed its acquisition of FiberGate, Inc., a Washington, D.C. metro area provider of Dark Fiber services. The acquisition adds 399 new route miles and 130,000 fiber miles in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Baltimore, and suburban Maryland to Zayo’s network.
“The FiberGate and Zayo networks are very complementary,” says Dan Caruso, Chief Executive Officer of Zayo Group. “As a result of the acquisition, we will have one of the most comprehensive fiber networks in the DC area of any provider.” Zayo’s international network now connects over 9,000 on-net buildings, spanning 64,100 route miles in seven countries, including 45 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.
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LOUISVILLE, Colorado – April 09, 2012 – Zayo announces today that President and CEO of Zayo Group, Dan Caruso will speak at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & EXPO taking place on April 15-18 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.
Dan will speak on the “Navigating the Capital Markets: Calm Seas or Choppy Waters?” panel held on Tuesday, April 17th at 9:00am. The session will analyze the telecom industry’s current state of lending, as well as discuss the M&A activity within the marketplace. Panelists will also share their predictions for future telecom financial trends.
COMPTELPLUS Convention & EXPO is a networking event for innovative communications companies and their supplier partners. With over 210 exhibitors and more than 4,300 attendees, the conference provides an opportunity to discuss industry trends and conduct business.
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LOUISVILLE, Colo. – October 12, 2011 – Zayo will present at the CLE International Private Equity 5th Annual Conference taking place October 13 and 14, 2011. The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, CO.
Founder and CEO of the Zayo Group, Dan Caruso, will be speaking during the “Execution as a Competitive Edge” session on Friday, October 14, 2011 commencing at 10:30 AM MST.
Dan Caruso leads Zayo Group, a Colorado-based network operator that has acquired 16 companies since launching in 2007, which has grown to $287 million in annualized revenue. Zayo provides telecom & internet infrastructure services over their regional, metro fiber & fiber to the tower networks that span 153 markets, including deep fiber networks in 31 states plus the District of Columbia.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a national provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include over 24,000 route miles, connecting 153 markets across 31 states plus Washington D.C. Additionally, Zayo has 4,400 buildings on-net, 2,000 cell towers on-net, and over 170,000 square feet of colocation space. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-areas Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.