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Press Release -- December 15th, 2014
Source: Optimum Lightpath

David Kniffin Joins Lightpath As Senior Vice President And Chief Administration Officer

Brings more than 20 years of experience to key finance and administrative functions.

JERICHO, NY, December 15, 2014 – Lightpath®, a provider of Ethernet-based telecommunication and managed cloud services for New York metro area businesses, today announced that David Kniffin has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer. In this role, he leads all Lightpath finance and administrative functions.

“Across the organization, Lightpath has evolved to enhance our ability to understand and serve our customers, with an emphasis on product development, network innovation and operational support,” said Dave Pistacchio, President, Lightpath. “In his previous role with Cablevision, David supported key financial activities for Lightpath, giving him a comprehensive understanding of our business. We anticipate a seamless transition to his new role and expect him to have an immediate impact on the organization.”

Kniffin has more than 20 years of experience in financial and operational roles. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Financial Planning for Cablevision, supporting financial reporting, budget and forecasting processes for Lightpath and other Cablevision business units. Prior to his time with Cablevision, he held senior operating and finance positions at Newsday. Earlier in his career, Kniffin worked for Tribune Company, where he was responsible for investing in early stage media and technology companies. He began his career as a management consultant to businesses in the telecommunications, consumer products and pharmaceutical industries.

“Lightpath provides superior Ethernet-based telecommunications and managed services with an unparalleled focus on the customer,” said Kniffin. “I’m encouraged by the company’s opportunity for growth, and excited to work as part of Lightpath’s management team on expanding our suite of innovative services to address the changing market demands of our business customers.”

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About Lightpath

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. The Lightpath network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 5,800 route miles connecting more than 7,000 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world’s largest business market for 20 years, Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. Lightpath has been recognized by the New York State Public Service Commission for the last 16 consecutive years that it has issued Commendations of Excellence for service and quality. Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership, including being named North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum). For more information, visit

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