|[May 02, 2012]
Cbeyond Announces Partnership with Zayo to Expand Fiber Reach
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of network and cloud services to
over 62,000 small and medium sized businesses, today announced a formal
agreement with Zayo,
a national provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and
network-neutral colocation. This partnership will enable Cbeyond (News - Alert) to
leverage Zayo's infrastructure to bring high-speed bandwidth
connectivity to small and medium sized businesses via dark fiber.
"Our primary goal for 2012 is to deliver a secure cloud infrastructure,
network and consultative sales approach to bring the real benefits of
secure cloud computing to the most technically demanding small and
medium sized businesses nationwide," said Brent Cobb, chief customer
officer for Cbeyond. "This partnership with Zayo will allow us to fully
control and scale the bandwidth our customers receive to exceed our
technology-dependent customers' needs - our number one priority."
To date, Cbeyond has placed orders for fiber with Zayo to reach more
than 600 buildings, within the Company's densest markets, one of the
first steps in bringing Cbeyond closer to its goal of lighting fiber to
1,000 buildings and transitioning an additional 29 percent of its
customers to Metro Ethernet by the end of 2013. Cbeyond currently
provides 21 percent of its customers with Metro Ethernet via
"Our unique value - the secure intersection of network and cloud -
provides our customers with a solution only available from Cbeyond. We
are confident the Zayo partnership will fuel success for both
organizations and most importantly, gets innovation into the hands of
small and medium sized businesses to enhance their productivity and
growth plans," added Cobb.
"We are excited to partner with Cbeyond to bring dark fiber connectively
to small and medium sized businesses across the U.S.," said Matt
Erickson, president of Zayo Fiber Solutions. "We anticipate this
partnership will be beneficial for both organizations as we have the
joint goal of bringing fiber to buildings across the U.S."
For more information about Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net.
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About Zayo Group (News - Alert)
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com)
is a national
provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral
collocation 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
approximately 45,000 route miles, covering 42 states plus Washington,
D.C. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 5,200 buildings on-net, 440
Points-of-Presence (POPs), 2,300 cell towers on-net, and over 94,000
billable square feet of collocation space. In March 2012, Zayo announced
its intent to acquire AboveNet, a leading provider of high bandwidth
connectivity solutions. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-area's
Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.
Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and
communications services to more than 62,000 small and medium sized
businesses in the U.S. Combining industry-leading virtual and dedicated
servers hosted in a fully compliant data center, cloud PBX (News - Alert), secure MPLS
enterprise-class networks, robust security services, migration planning
and best-in-class real-time management, Cbeyond provides a technology
portfolio not generally available to the SMBs they serve. Winning the
2010 Windows Server Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year and Hosting
Partner of the Year in 2009 and 2010, Cbeyond is an industry leader in
delivering virtual and dedicated servers on Windows Server Hyper-V
technology. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net
and follow Cbeyond on Twitter (News - Alert): www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.
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