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Top Company 2011 finalist: Zayo


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Zayo Group
www.Zayo.com
Years in business: 4
Location: Louisville
President and CEO: Dan Caruso (watch an interview with Dan on ColoradoBiz TV)
Employees: 443
Company snapshot:
Zayo Group is a provider of bandwidth and Internet infrastructure and network-neutral colocation. Its bandwidth infrastructure services are used by wireless service providers, carriers and other communication service providers, media and content companies, and other bandwidth-intensive businesses. Customers in health care, education, government, financial services, logistics, technology, nonprofits and other industries count on Zayo to provide secure, dedicated dark fiber and IP-based communications.
Notable practices: Zayo is unique in its disciplined, long-term investment orientation. An example is Zayo's implementation of "fiber-to-the-tower" networks, or the building of fiber to accommodate the growing requirements of mobile devices across the country. Wireless carriers generally have complex and time-sensitive needs as they develop their next-generation networks. Given its strong operational history with these customers and its ability to deploy large amounts of capital, Zayo is able to partner early with these wireless customers to develop a solution, and then invest alongside them to build extra capacity.
Community involvement: Some 74 percent of Zayo's employees - including its CEO - are actively engaged in volunteer and charitable giving efforts. Zayo encourages each employee to be engaged in the charity or cause that is most important to him or her. Instead of a top-down approach in which employees rally behind one companywide cause, Zayo allows each employee to pursue his or her own cause.

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