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Press Release -- December 19th, 2011
Source: Optimum Lightpath
Tags: Ethernet, Expansion, Low Latency, Metro Fiber, Video

5,000 Buildings Now Connected To Optimum Lightpath Network

Densest fiber-based metro area Ethernet network in United States expanding rapidly to bring flexible, reliable and value-based products and services to mid and large market customers. 

JERICHO, NY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 – Optimum Lightpath, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced that it has connected more than 5,000 buildings to its 100 percent fiber network that now spans more than 4,700 fiber route miles. The new milestone is a result of ongoing network investment by Optimum Lightpath to further increase availability of its flexible, reliable and value-based products and services to mid and large market customers throughout the region. With its latest expansion, Optimum Lightpath continues to operate one of the densest fiber-based Ethernet networks in the United States.

“From the beginning, Optimum Lightpath has focused on providing a highly reliable, flexible, 100 percent fiber network that could deliver the services that meet the current and future needs of our diverse customer base,” said Dave Pistacchio, President, Optimum Lightpath. “With 5,000 connected buildings, our focus remains the same. We are committed to delivering the Ethernet-based services, products, pricing and performance that help our customers advance.”

As businesses, schools, medical centers and government entities throughout the region aim to make communication faster and more efficient, Optimum Lightpath’s expanding network and evolving product set can support a broad range of usage demands. This includes Interactive Patient Care for the healthcare sector, an Education Services Suite for schools, 40 Gigabit and Low Latency Optical Transport Service for the financial services sector, and Internet Voice Bundle and Next-Generation Hosted Voice for mid-market and large businesses. The result is classrooms that can support a true 21st century learning experience, financial firms that can make trades within nanoseconds, hospitals that can deliver patient care faster, municipalities that can communicate more effectively with residents, and businesses that can connect with the world.

“With one of the largest contiguous metro fiber footprints in the United States, Optimum Lightpath is able to offer dense coverage throughout the greater New York City metro,” said Brian Washburn, Research Director of Network Services, Current Analysis. “Optimum Lightpath provides simple and consistent pricing and develops products and services that appeal to customers that operate within its region.”

Optimum Lightpath’s products are delivered over the company’s 100% fiber network and based on flat rate pricing to make purchasing and budgeting easy. As the company’s network expands, more businesses are gaining access to the high-performing services that help transform the way they work.

“Optimum Lightpath’s dense and expansive network is the foundation that allows us to deliver the customer service, reliability and innovative product set that has defined us in the New York metro area,” said Pistacchio. “As we look ahead to 2012, Optimum Lightpath will continue to leverage its network to serve customers in new ways, help them overcome challenges and pursue new opportunities.”

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About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC, news, filings), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath’s Network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 4,700 route miles connecting more than 5,000 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world’s largest business market for 20 years, Optimum Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 13 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Optimum Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Optimum Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership, most recently being named the 2011 North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF. For more information, visit

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