Network and data center services provider Zayo Group Holdings, has just announced the final phase of construction on three new underground, long haul, dark fiber routes connecting data center markets across the United States (US).

The first route is an 822-mile dark fiber installation that connects Atlanta, Georgia to Dallas, Texas; supporting direct connectivity within the two data center and colocation markets. The second is a 532-mile route connecting Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah which also completes the short route between New York City and San Francisco.

The 88-mile route in Oregon is Zayo’s third new dark fiber installation which extends from its existing Eugene metro network through Florence and Reedsport, expected to provide the company’s customers with the ability to backhaul data coming into the state through cable landing stations back into Zayo’s North American network.

“These new routes underscore Zayo’s commitment to expanding our network infrastructure to meet our customers’ evolving demands. Additionally, with the increase in cloud adoption and the rise of the Network(ed) Edge™, we are creating new endpoints of significance for enterprises, carriers, and smart cities everywhere. As a result of these trends, Zayo will continue to invest and innovate in high-capacity, low-latency connectivity between these endpoints, ensuring our customers have the optimal bandwidth that takes them anywhere they need to be,” said Brian Lillie, Chief Product and Technology Officer for Zayo.

Zayo also announced that additional high-capacity long haul routes are planned for deployment over the next nine months. Three new routes, including Columbus, Ohio to Ashburn, Virginia; Cleveland to Columbus, Ohio; and St. Louis, Missouri to Indianapolis, Indiana are expected to come online by the end of 2021 while two additional routes, including Columbus, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Umatilla, Oregon to Reno Nevada, are scheduled for deployment in 2022.

Last year, Zayo Group announced a new 100G wavelength route which connects Montreal, Quebec to Albany, New York.