Lightower Cloud Connect Enables All-Fiber, Direct Paths to Major Cloud Providers

BOXBOROUGH, MA — June 23, 2016Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of all-fiber, high-performance networking solutions delivered over its own network, announced today that its Cloud Connect solutions enable end-to-end fiber connectivity directly to major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Lightower Cloud Connect offers customers a wide range of flexible bandwidth and service options including Ethernet, wavelengths, and dedicated Internet access, with bandwidths up to 10 Gbps.

As customers continue to move vital business functions to the cloud, the network connecting the organization to their cloud services has become more critical than ever. With over 30,000 route miles of fiber serving over 15,000 service locations in 17 states throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic, Lightower can deliver end-to-end, fiber connectivity between organizations and the dedicated on-ramps to cloud providers. An all-fiber network between organizations and the cloud enables the network performance needed to ensure cloud-based applications run smoothly, data and files transfer quickly, and latency can be minimized.

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Lightower offers direct, fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services at the following locations:

  • 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
  • 21715 Filigree Court, Ashburn, VA
  • Ethernet, wavelength, or Internet-based connectivity
  • Bandwidth options from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps

Lightower also offers direct, fiber connectivity to Microsoft Azure via the Equinix Cloud Exchange at the following locations:

  • 60 Hudson Street, New York City, NY
  • 21715 Filigree Court, Ashburn, VA
  • Ethernet, wavelength, or Internet-based connectivity
  • Bandwidth options range from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps

“The cloud is becoming an essential resource for more and more organizations of all types. Businesses, governments, and educational organizations are all adopting cloud platforms for applications that require very high levels of network performance,” explains Doug Dalissandro, Chief Revenue Officer, Lightower. “Lightower Cloud Connect offers superior network performance for all types of cloud applications. For added resiliency, Cloud Connect solutions can be designed with redundancy and diversity. Of course, all of this is backed up by Lightower’s industry-leading customer support.”

Lightower offers its customers one of the most robust and dense all-fiber networks in the industry. The Lightower Network offers more than 30,000 route miles of fiber that reaches more than 15,000 service locations throughout 17 states in the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic.

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