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Press Release -- October 23rd, 2013
Source: Lightower Fiber Networks

Provident Bank Chooses Lightower for 30+ Site Custom Ethernet Network

  • Custom-designed network from Lightower offers the power and flexibility to consolidate legacy services from 30+ bank locations onto a single platform
  • Lightower solution offers performance and value today, while still offering scalability and flexibility for the future
  • Provident chose Lightower over other service providers for network scalability, reliability, security and superior customer support

BOXBOROUGH, MA — October 23, 2013 Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today that Provident Bank of Montebello, New York, has selected Lightower for a customized Ethernet network to support the bank’s competitive strategy of delivering superior performance through technology.

Operating within a highly competitive business environment, Provident Bank operates more than 30 branches across New York’s Hudson Valley region. Provident’s information technology (IT) group manages an ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, application support and mobile device support. Deploying its corporate infrastructure on a custom Ethernet network from Lightower allows Provident Bank to consolidate network services across all of its branch locations and unifies the bank’s networking services onto Lightower’s dense, all-fiber footprint.

“We’ve identified technology as one of our key strategic assets – our network is critical in helping us meet business objectives,” states Jim Florian, Provident Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure Services. “Lightower’s robust backbone supports our evolving applications and solidifies our infrastructure onto a converged network that supports the company’s voice, data and video traffic. This allows us to reduce costs for maintenance, support and management. It also enables us to focus on other important areas like delivering operational efficiency, enhancing customer responsiveness and keeping our data secure.”

Lightower’s high-performance Ethernet service delivers for Provident Bank the reliable, secure connectivity that financial institutions require. Since Lightower owns and operates its own network, it can guarantee reliable service that is supported by strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The Lightower Ethernet solution delivers an advanced platform that provides for high-capacity, flexible bandwidth for Provident’s growing business.

“Since 2005, Lightower has supported Provident Bank in the delivery of exceptional services for its internal and external technology priorities,” explained Doug Dalissandro, Chief Revenue Officer for Lightower. “We understand the mission-critical nature of data to any business. In particular for Provident Bank, reliability, security and the ability to expand in the future are paramount as the bank continues to grow and evolve within a dynamic competitive landscape. We are proud to work with such a forward-thinking customer and look forward to continued partnership and success.”

To read more about the Lightower-Provident Bank case study, please visit the Lightower web site:

Lightower offers its customers one of the most robust and dense all-fiber networks in the industry. Operating more than 20,000 route miles of fiber and reaching over 7,500 service locations throughout the major markets of the U.S. Northeast, Chicago, Washington, DC, Toronto and London, Lightower prides itself on a customer-first culture, custom-designed solutions, world-class support and industry-leading emergency response. Learn more at

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About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier, all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance. Serving enterprise, government, carrier and data center customers, our comprehensive suite of fiber-based solutions is delivered across a robust, dense and highly-reliable network. The company offers over 20,000 route miles of network, providing access to over 7,500 service locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Chicago Metro with connectivity to critical international landing sites. Lightower Fiber Networks is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more information, visit or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.

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