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Press Release -- July 5th, 2016
Source: Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks Acquires Datacenter101, Leading Data Center in Columbus, Ohio

BOXBOROUGH,  MA — July 5, 2016Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business  performance, announced that it has acquired Datacenter101 – a best-in-class data center provider in Columbus, Ohio. Datacenter101 is strategically located in downtown Columbus at 101 East Tower Street. The facility is expertly engineered  for redundancy, reliability, and scalability for small, medium and large businesses within the region. Datacenter101 offers both enterprise-class data  center services as well as carrier-class colocation services.

Datacenter101’s next-generation data center is built to meet all industry standards, with all  power, networking, and critical systems designed to N+1 architecture, ensuring  no single points of failure. The state-of-the-art data center offers seamless  connectivity to a diversified group of service providers, as well as access to  Lightower’s all-fiber network and its 15,000+ service locations throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic. With flexible cage and cabinet options,  the facility offers scalable and customizable enterprise and carrier options.

“Datacenter101’s  facility is located in an essential connectivity point within Columbus, Ohio and this acquisition further emphasizes Lightower’s commitment to supporting  and investing in the Ohio marketplace,” commented Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “We have seen tremendous demand for data center and networking services within the Columbus region. We look forward to pairing the data center needs of customers, with Lightower’s all-fiber, high performance networking services, for a complete end-to-end solution.”

The new Lightower data center offers:

  • Approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of premier data center  space offering scalable and customizable leases of cages and cabinets
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and systems
  • A commitment to environmentally-friendly colocation  strategies
  • Downtown Columbus location that is easily accessed  via any major freeway
  • 24/7 access and security, with real-time critical  systems monitoring
  • N+1 power and UPS, N+1 cooling, both highly  scalable
  • Customers have access to the entire Lightower  Network including 15,000+ service locations, 250+ data centers, 40+ financial  exchanges, and 500+ carrier hotels and central offices
  • Customers have access to the entire portfolio of  Lightower networking services and solutions, including Ethernet, wavelengths,  dark fiber, private networks, Internet access, cloud connectivity, video  transport, and more.

With over 30,000 miles of fiber network in 17 states across the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic, Lightower has the most dense all-fiber network and  fiber-connected building count of any broadband service provider in the area. Lightower offers all-fiber networking solutions from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, in addition to dark fiber.

To learn more, please visit, or call  888-LT-FIBER. Follow Lightower on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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About  Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier provider of all-fiber, high-performance  networking solutions delivered over our own network, enabling award-winning customer  support and service reliability. Lightower delivers customized solutions  to thousands of customers in health care, financial services, media and  content, cloud infrastructure, carriers, government, education, and other large  enterprises. The Lightower Network extends over 30,000 route miles  throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest, providing dense connectivity to over 15,000 service locations including 250+ data centers and  5,000+ wireless towers. For more information, visit or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.

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