Lightower Opens Downtown Boston Office

Leading fiber network provider bolsters local presence to support its growing Boston network and Northeast regional footprint

BOXBOROUGH, MA — March 1, 2011 — Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider based in Boxborough, MA, announced that it has opened a new Boston office to support the company’s growth and business development in the Boston metropolitan area.  The new office is located at 260 Franklin Street, in the heart of the Boston Financial District.  The expansion comes on the heels of the company’s addition of the NSTAR Communications fiber network, which further enhanced the reach and density of Lightower’s all-fiber network in downtown Boston and in the surrounding greater Boston area, including the Route 128 business district.

“We are very excited to open an office in the heart of Boston’s vibrant business community, where we have a state-of-the-art, all-fiber network delivering a complete suite of high bandwidth networking solutions,” said Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower.  “Businesses in so many industries, including Boston’s prominent finance, health care, and education sectors, are facing enormous increases in their needs for more bandwidth and faster networking.  Lightower is proud to offer industry-leading solutions to meet all of these growing needs.”

Lightower owns and operates a dense, next-generation fiber network that provides a complete portfolio of high-bandwidth services utilizing end-to-end fiber connectivity.  Lightower’s presence in Boston includes strong fiber backbone mileage as well as last-mile fiber access into commercial buildings throughout the city and the surrounding communities.  Company revenues have increased 20 percent in each of the last two years, and the workforce has doubled over that time, making Lightower one of the largest, fastest growing, and most profitable metro fiber providers in the United States.

Click here for a map of Lightower’s Boston network: http://www.lightower.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Lightower-Network-Map-Boston-Area.pdf

About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading fiber network and broadband service provider in the Northeast, offering over 5,800 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, northern New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City. With access to over 2,300 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.

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