Lightower to Discuss Advanced Networking Solutions for Financial Services at Futures and Options Expo

  • FIA event to take place Nov. 4-6 in Chicago

BOXBOROUGH, MA — October 29, 2014 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today its participation in the 30th Annual Futures and Options Expo (FIA), to be held Nov. 4 to 6 at the Hilton Chicago. More than 5,000 people from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the expo, ranging from senior staff at brokerage firms and exchanges to floor traders, pension fund managers, corporate treasurers to individual investors. Representatives from Lightower will be at Booth 512, and meetings can be requested by emailing info@lightower.com.

Lightower continues to aggressively expand its industry-leading, all-fiber network in key markets serving the financial services industry. Over the past year, Lightower has announced or completed network expansions in greater New York City, metro Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Virginia including the Ashburn area. In December of last year, Lightower announced a major investment in its network in the Chicago region. Lightower is currently constructing multiple new fiber rings throughout downtown Chicago and the surrounding communities of Oak Brook, Elk Grove and Franklin Park. This network expansion will make Lightower services available to hundreds of new commercial buildings and data centers throughout the area.

The Lightower Network is securely connected to more than 40 financial exchanges, over 175 data centers, and over 250 telco hotels and central offices across its footprint. Lightower provides financial services firms with customized, industry-specific solutions including critical components like latency management, routing management, network diversity and redundancy, customized security, and private networks.

To meet with Lightower at the FIA Expo, please email info@lightower.com. To learn more about Lightower, visit www.lightower.com.

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About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier, all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance. Serving enterprise, government, carrier and data center customers, our comprehensive suite of fiber-based solutions is delivered across a robust, dense and highly reliable network. The company offers over 20,000 route miles of network, providing access to over 8,500 service locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Chicago Metro with connectivity to critical international landing sites. Lightower Fiber Networks is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more information, visit www.lightower.com or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.