Lightower Fiber Networks Builds Low-Latency Route to DuPont Fabros Technology’s NJ1 Data Center

BOXBOROUGH, MA — June 19, 2012 – Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, announced today it has completed a diverse network build into DuPont Fabros Technology’s NJ1 data center located in Piscataway, New Jersey.  The build provides the lowest latency route available from NJ1 to 1400 Federal Boulevard located in Carteret, NJ.  It also provides low latency connectivity to numerous other important financial services facilities in the New York City metropolitan area.

Lightower designed the new network route for ultra-low latency networking with the added options of diverse routing and dual points of entry for added reliability.  Created to address surging demand from the financial services sector, this path is the most direct between the NJ1 facility and 1400 Federal.  This new route will serve the customers of both Lightower and DuPont Fabros, specifically those in the financial sectors with a need for low latency access into key facilities within the NY metro market.

NJ1 is one of the largest data centers in the greater New York metro area. It includes two identical phases, each comprising of 18.2 megawatts of critical load and 88,100 raised square feet.

“Lightower constantly develops unique network routes that are strategic while also offering customers value, like low latency and diverse routes,” stated Herb Boynton, VP of Sales, Lightower. “Our build into the DuPont Fabros NJ1 facility offers customers another option for safely accessing critical financial networks. Our new route between NJ1 and Carteret also offers customers the lowest latency in the market between these two important financial services facilities.”

“Lightower offers a strategic low latency route for our financial services customers,” states Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations at DuPont Fabros Technology. “Like our purpose-built, highly efficient NJ1 data center, their purpose-built route delivers high reliability with diversity options and underground deployment.  This reliability is essential to every DFT customer, not just those in financial services.”

To view Lightower’s low latency routes, please go to: http://www.lightower.com/network-solutions/ultra-low-latency-network-solutions. For more information on Lightower and its all-fiber networking and broadband solutions, please visit www.lightower.com.

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 buildings, 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.

About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company’s facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient, carrier-neutral and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company’s customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company’s ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.4 million gross square feet and 205 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.

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