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Press Release -- September 17th, 2014
Source: Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Expands All-Fiber Network in Downtown Philadelphia

Company delivering high-performance networking to Philadelphia’s Center City

BOXBOROUGH, MA — September 17, 2014 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today the expansion of its all-fiber footprint throughout downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The added network will deliver high-performance networking to businesses throughout downtown, including the area surrounding Broad St., Market St., JFK Blvd. and Chestnut Ave. In addition, Lightower customers in Philadelphia will now have access to the entire Lightower network and all Lightower service locations.

In addition to the new network downtown, Lightower also offers over 16,000 square feet of colocation space at 401 N. Broad, the premier colocation hotel in Philadelphia. The Lightower network offers diverse connectivity into the facility as well as within the facility, enabling enterprise customers implementing cloud solutions, disaster recovery and business continuity (DRBC) strategies, and other mission-critical applications that require high-performance, reliable bandwidth.

Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city, is home to a large and diverse base of enterprise businesses, universities, health care organizations and more. New programs under Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration are being credited for attracting businesses back to the city. For example, the city has been rapidly attracting startups and growing technology companies to the downtown area.

“Adding to our network presence in downtown Philadelphia is an important step for Lightower as we continue to aggressively expand in existing markets and into new markets,” commented Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “Philadelphia is home to so many of the industries that already take advantage of Lightower technology, including high tech, education, health care, financial services and other enterprises. We look forward to continuing to invest in the Philadelphia area as organizations experience Lightower’s performance networking.”

Lightower’s complete suite of all-fiber solutions is available to customers in downtown Philadelphia and includes Ethernet, Wavelengths, Dedicated Internet Access, Dark Fiber, Private Networks, Data Center and Cloud Connectivity and Video Transport.

Over the past five years, Lightower has aggressively expanded throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Greater Chicago area and now operates an all-fiber network of more than 20,000 route miles, providing service to over 7,500 locations. Philadelphia customers have access to all Lightower service locations, including commercial buildings, data centers, financial exchanges, telco hotels and other critical interconnection facilities.

For more information, visit or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.

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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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