Zayo announced plans for a new long haul fibre network between Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado. Construction on the success-based route started in Q1 and is anticipated to be completed in 2021. The build will span more than 500 route miles along Interstate 70, a key transportation and commerce corridor. The route, which will be primarily underground, provides connectivity and diversity between Salt Lake City and Denver. Zayo’s existing route connects the two cities through Wyoming and into Utah.
The route will tie together two high-growth western markets and states. Zayo’s Denver fibre footprint consists of 1,600 route miles and the market is the primary intersection of owned long haul dark fibre connecting Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco. Zayo’s Salt Lake City fibre footprint spans 1,200 route miles.