Lightower Expert to Moderate Discussion on Infrastructure Demand at Massachusetts Broadband Summit

BOXBOROUGH, MA — November 13, 2012 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, announced that Chris Williams, its Director of Complex Solutions, will moderate a panel titled “Building a Wired Economy: Demand in Massachusetts” on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 7:15 – 8:00 p.m. The panel is part of a larger program called the Massachusetts Broadband Summit, taking place at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass.

The Massachusetts Broadband Summit is organized by TechNet and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to bring light to the topic of the wired economy in the Commonwealth. The evening’s agenda is focused on how Massachusetts is working with public and private partnerships to drive a national leadership position in broadband adoption. Discussion will also focus on how new, advanced technologies and essential infrastructure development will help drive the modern economy.

“The national economy, and the Massachusetts economy as well, thrive on industries that require access to advanced communications networks,” commented Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower.  “Every day, we see the impact that access to advanced networking solutions can have on a business, as was envisioned by Governor Duval Patrick through the Massachusetts Broadband Institute.  Lightower works with businesses to implement the infrastructure that will drive new business and provide efficiencies in industries such as financial services, health care, education, technology, government, and media, to name just a few.”

Earlier in 2012, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) selected Lightower to provide a diverse network solution as part of its initiative for MassBroadband123.  Lightower was also recently awarded a position on the Massachusetts ITT46 Network Services contract.  Lightower is now an authorized vendor to government agencies and offices in Massachusetts for Ethernet, SONET, Internet, Colocation and Dark Fiber services.

Lightower’s all-fiber network offers unparalleled regional density, performance and reliability with over 6,600 route miles of network providing access to over 3,500 service locations throughout the Northeast.  The company’s portfolio of services includes Ethernet and wavelengths to 100G, Internet access, video transport, wireless backhaul and ultra-low latency solutions, among others.

To view maps of the Lightower network throughout Massachusetts, as well as throughout the Northeast, please visit  To learn more about Lightower Fiber Networks, please visit, or call 888-LT-FIBER.

About Lightower Fiber Networks
Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, offering over 6,600 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 3,500 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 or call 888-LT-FIBER.

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