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Press Release -- June 20th, 2012
Source: Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fortifying Existing Ultra Low Latency Network with Route into Major Financial Facility in Mahwah, NJ

  • New route solidifies Lightower as dominant Low Latency network provider in the region
  • Lightower will offer diverse points-of-entry, geographically diverse laterals, and geographically diverse routes to the Mahwah facility
  • Lightower will offer a complete suite of solutions including dark fiber, Ethernet and wavelengths up to 100G, ultra-low latency solutions, and private networking

BOXBOROUGH, MA — June 20, 2012 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, announced it will be building into the primary financial exchange data center located in Mahwah, New Jersey.  With dense network already in place near the Mahwah facility, Lightower will be ready to build to the facility as soon as access is available to service providers.  Lightower will also be offering points-of-entry, geographically diverse laterals, and geographically diverse routes to the facility.

Once the Mahwah financial hub opens to service providers later this year, Lightower will quickly integrate the site into its network of ultra-low latency routes and solutions.  Lightower has the most fiber routes and access into more service locations of any metro fiber provider in the New York City and northern New Jersey area.  Solutions for the financial services industry are a major focus for Lightower, as demonstrated by their highly successful Ultra-Low Latency Network.  This financial services network includes hubs at 15 strategic data centers and liquidity centers in the region including locations in New York City, Clifton, Newark, Piscataway, Carteret, Jersey City and Weehawken.

“Lightower will offer customers the most networking options at this critical financial services destination.  With the dense network that Lightower already has in place near the facility, we will be able to offer multiple geographically diverse routing options to customers in order to connect them to other major data centers in the area,” explained Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower.  “Customers can also connect from Mahwah to any of the hundreds of commercial buildings Lightower has built into within New York City, or any of our thousands of service locations throughout the entire Northeast.”

Lightower has invested heavily in the New Jersey and New York City region in recent years.  Earlier this year, Lightower announced a major network expansion in central and northern New Jersey. In February of 2012, Lightower opened a new office in Roseland, New Jersey, less than a year after opening a new office in the heart of Manhattan. In addition, Lightower announced the completion of a new network route across the Hudson Riverthat bypasses the now under-construction Tappan Zee Bridge.

For more information on Lightower or its Ultra Low Latency Network, visit,, or call 888-LT-FIBER.

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About Lightower Fiber Networks:

Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, offering over 6,400 fiber route miles coupled with comprehensive transport, alternative access, and nationwide long haul services.  Lightower’s fiber footprint extends from New England, to eastern New York State, New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City.  With access to over 2,800 service locations, Lightower offers unparalleled regional density, performance, scalability, security, and reliability in the Northeast.  Lightower Fiber is headquartered in Boxborough, MA.  For more information, visit or call 888-LT-FIBER.

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