Lightower CEO to Speak at Jefferies 2012 Global TMT Conference

Leading Telecommunications Event Showcases Top Technology Leaders

BOXBOROUGH, MA — May 4, 2012 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, announced today its participation at the upcoming Jefferies 2012 Global TMT Conference to be held May 7-9, 2012 in New York City. Rob Shanahan, President and Chief Executive Officer for Lightower will participate in a panel discussion entitled ‘Growth in Fiber Networks’ on May 7th at 9am EST.

Known for its advanced, all-fiber network throughout the Northeast, Lightower has experienced tremendous growth over the past three years as organizations upgrade to Lightower’s fiber-based networking solutions.  Enterprises, carriers, educational organizations, wireless providers, and government groups are increasingly upgrading their networks to Lightower’s end-to-end fiber solutions to take advantage of bigger bandwidths and lower latencies.

“Over the past three years Lightower has had an aggressive strategy focused on growth through both strategic network expansions across the Northeast as well as through the acquisition of six key service providers,” stated Rob Shanahan, President and Chief Executive Offices for Lightower. “Our expansion was designed to increase our reach and overall network density in order to serve more customers.  The Lightower Network now serves close to 3,000 locations and is truly where the customers are.”

“Through this strategy, over the past three years, we have doubled our number of employees, doubled our number of customers, and doubled our revenue,” continued Shanahan.  “Our key focus through this growth period continues to be delivering an exceptional and unique customer experience, from solution design, to service deployment, to post-installation management.  Our service has only gotten better as we’ve grown.”

Over the past three years, the Lightower Network has expanded its reach throughout the Northeast with a 72% increase in service locations and a 60% increase in network fiber route miles. Lightower provides end-to-end fiber networking between data centers, financial exchanges, key colocation buildings, government and educational facilities, wireless towers, and commercial buildings.  Lightower offers more network density and alternative access than any other metro fiber provider in the Northeast.

The Jefferies 2012 Global TMT conference is an informative four-day event including over 250 presentations from companies around the world, including tracks on fiber optics, video, cloud computing, and mobility, along with deep dives into major telecom trends and high growth regions around the globe.

To view Lightower’s diverse network reach, please visit http://www.lightower.com/network-map.

About Lightower Fiber Networks
Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, offering over 6,400 fiber route miles coupled with comprehensive transport, alternative access, and nationwide long haul services.  Lightower’s fiber footprint extends from New England, to eastern New York State, New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City.  With access to over 2,800 service locations, Lightower offers unparalleled regional density, performance, scalability, security, and reliability in the Northeast.  Lightower Fiber is headquartered in Boxborough, MA.  For more information, visit www.lightower.com or call 888-LT-FIBER.

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