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Press Release -- March 13th, 2012
Source: Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath Private Fiber Service Delivers Dedicated, Managed Bandwidth To Meet Heavy Data Demands

Dark fiber alternative for large enterprises and financial services companies provides up to 390 GB of throughput; supported by Optimum Lightpath-managed equipment, SLAs and customer service. 

JERICHO, NY, MARCH 13, 2012 – Optimum Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced that it has launched its Private Fiber Service. The new offering is being targeted to large enterprises and financial services companies that want dedicated fiber without the need to manage equipment or take on the large, upfront operational costs typically associated with dark fiber products. Private Fiber Service provides throughput of up to 390 GB, high security and reliability, simplified management, guaranteed latency and competitive installation intervals. Pricing is distance-based, with optional flat rate pricing for additional bandwidth as needed.

“Data has never been more important in helping businesses advance, serve customers, deliver profitable services and maintain business continuity,” said Julia McGrath, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Optimum Lightpath. “With Private Fiber Service, Optimum Lightpath is making the process of acquiring, lighting and managing dedicated fiber easier than ever. As a result, we can give more businesses access to private bandwidth that can scale as needed, helping them get where they want to go without taking on huge costs or maintenance headaches.”

Flexible Bandwidth For High Data Demands

More businesses need secure, dedicated, high bandwidth connections between data centers, exchanges and multiple primary locations. While dark fiber has traditionally been used to meet these needs, the associated costs and management complexities have posed significant challenges to businesses. These challenges have also stood as a barrier to entry for some businesses that need the functionality and flexibility of dedicated fiber but cannot maintain the service. Optimum Lightpath Private Fiber Service offers Ethernet service over dedicated private fiber delivered over optical waves. Optimum Lightpath provides dedicated WDM equipment, including 39 channels that can accommodate either one 10 GB or eight 1 GB Ethernet connections, and one channel that Optimum Lightpath utilizes for monitoring. The service, which can scale as needed to meet customer needs, delivers:

–      Highly scalable bandwidth. Access to up to 390 GB of total throughput, with guaranteed SLAs;

–      Secure. Dedicated fiber for high security and reliability;

–      Simplified management. In-band dedicated management of Ethernet over WDM with 24/7 award-winning monitoring provided by Optimum Lightpath;

–      Fast installation. Competitive provisioning timeframes to get you up and running quickly;

–      Cost efficiency. All necessary software and equipment provided to reduce upfront capital expenses, with ongoing cost predictability that makes planning easy; and

–      Ubiquitous network. Optimum Lightpath’s expansive fiber network of more than 5,000 connected fiber-lit locations provides private fiber route diversification.

“The greater New York City metro area is home to enterprises with an insatiable appetite for bandwidth,” said Brian Washburn, Research Director, Network Services, Current Analysis. “Optimum Lightpath’s Private Fiber Service supplies bandwidth-hungry companies with the capacity they need, while taking advantage of the service provider’s extensive regional fiber footprint.”

For more information about Optimum Lightpath Private Fiber Service, visit

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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