Zayo – Featured Member of August
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Aug 6, 2018

We’re excited to welcome Zayo as August 2018’s Featured Member of the Month.

We had a chance to ask Penny Grogan – Tennessee Fiber Solutions Market Director for Zayo – a few questions to learn more about the organization ahead of NashCocktail.

What is Zayo?

Zayo was founded in 2007 in response to favorable technology trends driving the demand for communications infrastructure. The company has evolved through organic growth and network acquisitions to become an innovative global communications infrastructure services provider. Leading firms leverage its fiber network and carrier-neutral colocation facilities at over 24,000 locations across North America and Europe.

What’s Zayo’s Mission?

Accelerate our customers’ capabilities to advance freedom and prosperity in the world by providing enormous, high-quality bandwidth.


What Solutions do you offer to your customers?

Zayo’s high-performance infrastructure enables a wide range of bandwidth-intensive communications, transactions and innovation. We provide the fiber backbone for mobile carriers; internet content and media providers and businesses that range from finance to healthcare to retail. We provide solutions for Dark Fiber; Lit Connectivity solutions including Wavelengths, Ethernet, and IP Services architected for a wide range of networks; Data Center Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure.

How are your employees finding value in NTC’s membership?

Zayo believes in being a strong community partner in the areas we serve. Being a part of Nashville’s technology community allows us to engage with technology companies in our community.


What are the opportunities you’ve seen elsewhere that you’d like to see more of in Nashville?

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and wireless densification including the foundation for 5G. With over 3.7M medical devices in use connecting and monitoring various parts of the body, the healthcare industry’s communication will need to be faster. Mobile broadband enhanced by 5G will change the way we visit the doctor. Our doctor may actually visit us, virtually. Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) will enable doctors to simultaneously study and analyze multiple patient medical data feeds for personalized treatment recommendations.


What are you most excited about in Nashville?

Nashville is a city on the move that somehow maintains its hometown feel. I’ve lived here 27 years and watched our city evolve to the IT city we have become today. That has much to do with the creative minds that live here and lead this city. Our city has deep roots in creativity which goes hand in hand with success. The energy in our city is hard to describe, you just have to experience it!


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