Zayo Group has signed a USD40 million agreement to purchase Access Communications, a provider of metro bandwidth infrastructure services in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota. Access, which is primarily focused on providing dark fibre services to enterprise and government customers, owns and operates a 1,200 mile metropolitan fibre network, connecting more than 500 on-net buildings, including the area’s major datacentres.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, privately owned Zayo Group includes 74,300 route miles, serving 45 states and Washington, DC. Its network serves approximately 11,740 on-net buildings, including 571 datacentres, 563 carrier points of presence (PoP), and 3,045 cell towers. In recent years Zayo has completed acquisitions for the likes of USCarrier, FiberGate and AboveNet.