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Press Release -- March 29th, 2010
Source: Lightower Fiber Networks
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion, Low Latency, Metro Fiber, Wavelength

Lightower Announces New York & Connecticut Network Expansions

Expansion Brings Fiber to Westchester County, NY, Greenwich & Stamford, CT

BOXBOROUGH, MA – Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider serving the Northeast United States, announced today that it is expanding its state-of-the-art, all-fiber network in Westchester County, NY and in Southern Connecticut.  The network expansions will add new routes and fiber density in addition to connectivity to data centers, financial exchanges, and business centers throughout the region.

The Westchester County, New York expansion will expand Lightower’s all-fiber network in White Plains, Purchase, Elmsford, Hawthorne, Briarcliff Manor, Yonkers, and surrounding areas.  The Southern Connecticut expansion will add new connectivity to Greenwich, Stamford, as well as neighboring towns.  Customers along these expanded service areas will have access to a complete suite of Lightower solutions including dark fiber, Ethernet, wavelengths, Internet access, and SONET.

Businesses in Southern Connecticut and New York’s Westchester County have a new choice for high-bandwidth, low-latency, all-fiber solutions to connect with any other area in the Lightower footprint including New Jersey, New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Connectivity to Financial Exchanges and Health Care Centers

“This expansion brings the power of the Lightower fiber network to businesses for private networking, Internet access, or connecting to financial exchanges, data centers, carrier hotels, and key inter-connect facilities throughout the Northeast” explained Rob Shanahan, CEO, Lightower.

Customers in the expansions areas can now use dark fiber, Ethernet, wavelengths, or SONET to connect with critical data centers and exchanges in the area, including the River Bend Executive Center campus in Stamford, CT.  Lightower’s dense regional network also means businesses can connect to other critical regional data centers and inter-connect facilities including 60 Hudson Street, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 111 8th Avenue, 755 Secaucus Road, 165 Halsey Street, 300 JFK Boulevard East, 111 Pavonia, and 1400 Federal Boulevard.

Lightower New York & Connecticut Network Expansion Highlights include:

  • All Lightower services available to on-net buildings and facilities in Westchester County, NY towns including White Plains, Elmsford, Purchase, Hawthorne, Briarcliff Manor, and Yonkers.
  • All Lightower services available to on-net buildings and facilities in Southern
  • Connecticut including Stamford and Greenwich
  • Connectivity to the River Bend Executive Center campus in Stamford, CT.
  • Dark fiber availability.
  • Ethernet services from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps.
  • Wavelength services to 40 Gbps.
  • Provides multiple, diverse routing options on the New England to New Jersey route including the ability to route through or bypass New York City.
  • Provides diverse routing options to bypass the I-95 corridor.

Since Lightower owns and operates its own network, including this new network expansion, customers can be assured that they will continue to receive excellent custom solution design and implementation in addition to Lightower’s 24×7×365 proactive support.

About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading fiber network and broadband service provider in the Northeast.  Lightower offers over 4,500 fiber route miles with over 1,750 on-net buildings coupled with comprehensive transport and alternative access solutions. Lightower’s geographic footprint extends from Boston and southern New Hampshire, to eastern New York State, northern New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City.  Lightower uniquely offers customers geographically diverse routing and low latency network solutions on an all-fiber optic network.  Lightower Fiber is headquartered in Boxborough, MA.  For more information, visit or call 888-LT-FIBER.

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