Allows Lightower to deliver all-fiber network services to any federal government agency, and to state and local governments through cooperative purchasing
BOXBOROUGH, MA —September 19, 2016 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of all-fiber, high-performance networking solutions delivered over its own network, announced today it was awarded a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract, #GS35F465DA. This long-term IT contract adds Lightower to a pre-approved list of technology companies for federal purchases, thereby simplifying the procurement process and further ensuring government agencies receive high quality, cost-effective networking services.
Focused on operational excellence, the GSA is committed to delivering the best value in technology for federal agencies. By working with high quality telecom providers like Lightower, the GSA ensures it can meet agency-specific network requirements, as well as plan for future growth and needs.
“Lightower has been aggressively expanding our high performance network across the Mid-Atlantic in areas like Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland,” stated Rob Shanahan, Chief Executive Officer of Lightower. “With the GSA Contract designation, we will be able to design and build customized fiber network solutions for federal, state and local government agencies all along this corridor.”
As part of the contract, Lightower can work directly with government agencies and engineer robust network and disaster recovery solutions with services such as dark fiber, Ethernet, wavelengths, and Internet access. The company is also able to provide all-fiber connectivity to over 250 data centers as well as to major cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Office 365, through Lightower Cloud Connect solutions.
Lightower has the ability to deliver private, secure and diverse all-fiber transport services to support the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. In addition, Lightower can support efforts by the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), which aims to reduce IT costs, increase efficiencies and leverage the latest in technology.
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