Lightower Announces New Hampshire Network Expansion

Expansion Brings All-Fiber Services to Southern New Hampshire Business Centers

BOXBOROUGH, MA – Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider serving the northeast United States, announced today that it is expanding its state-of-the-art, all-fiber network in southern New Hampshire. The network expansion will add new routes and fiber density plus connectivity to data centers and business centers

The New Hampshire network expansion will extend Lightower’s network into Salem, Manchester, Merrimack, Nashua, as well as neighboring towns in the southern region of the state.  New Hampshire customers will have access to a full suite of Lightower solutions including dark fiber, Ethernet, wavelengths, Internet access, and SONET.

New Hampshire customers will be able to leverage Lightower’s  high-bandwidth, low-latency solutions to connect with any other area in the Lightower footprint including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, the Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, and New Jersey.

Connecting Financial Exchanges and Data Centers

“This network expansion connects customers and critical data facilities in southern New Hampshire with the entire Lightower footprint throughout the Northeast including key inter-connect facilities, financial exchanges, and data centers,” explained Doug Dalissandro, EVP of Sales, Lightower Fiber Networks.

Flexible Wireless Backhaul Solutions

“This all-fiber network expansion also demonstrates Lightower’s on-going commitment to providing flexible backhaul options for wireless carriers,” stated Rob Shanahan, CEO, Lightower Fiber Networks.  “Our all fiber network allows wireless carriers to leverage dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet, and Ethernet-over-SONET for their increasing backhaul bandwidth demands.  Lightower can provide one or more of these backhaul options in customized solutions for carriers, and the network can be designed in any topology the carrier needs.”

Lightower New Hampshire Network Expansion Highlights include:

  • All Lightower services available to on-net buildings and facilities in area towns including Salem, Manchester, Merrimack, and Nashua.
  • Dark fiber availability.
  • Ethernet service from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps.
  • Wavelength services to 40 Gbps.
  • Diverse routing and diverse entrance options may be available.
  • Custom designed building access, tower access, and facility access.

Since Lightower owns and operates its own network, including this new network expansion, customers can be assured that they will continue to receive excellent custom solution design and implementation in addition to Lightower’s 24x7x365 proactive support.

Lightower specializes in providing customers with a broad range of high bandwidth connectivity services as well as dark fiber and collocation services.  With the rapid growth of its customer base and increasing demand for bandwidth, Lightower has upgraded its core network backbone to 40G and is uniquely equipped to provide connectivity services from 1 Mbps to 40 Gbps.  Lightower also successfully tested 100G services on its network in late 2009.

About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading fiber network and broadband service provider in the Northeast.  Lightower offers over 4,400 fiber route miles with over 1,650 on-net buildings coupled with comprehensive transport and alternative access solutions. Lightower’s geographic footprint extends from Boston and southern New Hampshire, to eastern New York State, northern New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City.  Lightower uniquely offers customers geographically diverse routing and low latency network solutions on an all-fiber optic network.  Lightower Fiber is headquartered in Boxborough, MA.  For more information, visit www.lightower.com or call 888-LT-FIBER.