Lightower to Showcase Healthcare Expertise at NJ Health Information Exchange Summit on July 21

Leading fiber network provider to share solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations to help meet the requirements of the HITECH Act

BOXBOROUGH, MA — July 21, 2011 — Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider, will be an exhibitor at the 2011 NJ Health Information Exchange Summit at the New Jersey Hospital Association Conference Center in Princeton on July 21.  Lightower representatives will be on-hand to highlight how the company’s complete suite of all-fiber networking and broadband solutions can help healthcare organizations meet the goals of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

“Lightower’s dense fiber network and product offerings in New Jersey and throughout the Northeast provide the speed and stability critical to healthcare organizations as Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and more electronic communications become the norm,” said Rob Shanahan, President and CEO, Lightower.  “The incentives through the HITECH Act will further accelerate adoption of EMRs, which will require a dedicated and secure IT and high-speed network infrastructure.

Healthcare systems throughout the country are facing the demands of the HITECH Act, EMRs and the transition toward mobile Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).  Today’s healthcare organizations need private networks with enough bandwidth to transport data-intensive image files from radiology, radiation-oncology, and cardiology units.  In addition, to comply with regulations, these networks must be secure and redundant in order to ensure system uptime and the persistent availability of EMRs.  As the Northeast’s leading metro fiber provider, Lightower is well postioned to provide the necessary high bandwidth, low latency, and secure wide area network that will support the operations of gorwing healthcare sytems and providers.

The NJ Health Information Exchange Summit is designed to facilitate a discussion between healthcare IT providers and senior executives at healthcare organizations to provide solutions which will meet the goals of the HITECH Act.  The Summit will feature senior and executive-level decision makers across all aspects of the healthcare technology continuum, IT and communications professionals serving the healthcare community and specialists in pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical sectors, along with IT specialists at hospitals and healthcare facilities, and senior executives in healthcare financial management positions.

To meet with a Lightower representative during the Health Information Exchange Summit, please email info@lightower.com, visit www.lightower.com, or call (888) LT-FIBER.  Lightower services include Ethernet, wavelengths, dark fiber, dedicated Internet access, SONET, and collocation.

About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading fiber network and broadband service provider in the Northeast, offering over 6,100 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 2,400 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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