Zayo has agreed to sell Scott-Rice Telephone to New Ulm

Zayo to Sell Minnesota Local Exchange Carrier

Business Wire•February 23, 2018


Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Scott-Rice Telephone Co., a Minnesota ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier), for $42 million to New Ulm Telecom, Inc.

Zayo acquired Scott-Rice Telephone as part of its March 2017 purchase of Electric Lightwave. Since the acquisition, it has been managed separately but within Zayo’s Allstream business segment. Scott-Rice Telephone serves residential and business customers in areas of Scott and Rice counties southwest of Minneapolis.

“This transaction represents further progress toward the separation of our Allstream business,” said Matt Steinfort, Zayo’s CFO. “It is consistent with Zayo’s strategic focus on communications infrastructure, and our goal of maximizing the value of our non-core assets.”

The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, and is expected to occur in the June 2018 quarter. More information will be made available on

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 127,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides users with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth. For more information, visit

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