Zayo long haul dark fiber route to connect Reno to Umatilla, Oregon

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has announced plans for a new long haul dark fiber network between Reno, Nevada and Umatilla, Oregon, the company said.

The route is anchored by a webscale customer and is generating strong demand from additional customers.

The network expansion will add more than 600 route miles along the western US and adds to the Portland and Umatilla route announced last year. The route, which will be fully underground, connects the two cities via Prineville, Oregon. The expansion creates a diverse route between Portland and other major cities on the West Coast.

Reno is a fast-growing data center hub for webscale companies, based on its proximity to Silicon Valley, affordable real estate and industrial power and a favorable tax environment.

Zayo Group Holdings provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world´s businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. For more information, visit