Rural ISPs to leverage Zayo's existing infrastructure for core network connectivity

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to bring connectivity to underserved, rural communities across the United States as part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, the company said.

The initiative partners with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) working on broadband access solutions for rural unserved communities through a mix of technologies that includes TV white spaces (TVWS). As part of the agreement, Zayo will provide backbone fiber solutions via its existing network to ISPs to deliver high speed Internet.

Zayo has deep, dense fiber networks in every major market in the US, which includes Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 cities. In addition, Zayo´s long haul networks connect multiple markets, traversing rural areas in more than 30 states, either in place or under construction. This infrastructure fuels innovation for the world´s most impactful companies. Working with Microsoft´s Airband Initiative, Zayo will enable communications, collaboration and innovation to rural communities.

Zayo Group Holdings provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world´s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo´s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. For more information, visit