Lightower to Showcase New Ultra-Low Latency Network at 27th Annual FIA Futures & Options Expo

Premier metro fiber service provider to unveil new, industry leading financial services network at Expo in Chicago, October 10-12

BOXBOROUGH, MA — October 6, 2011 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider in the Northeast, will exhibit at the 27th Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo at the Hilton Chicago on October 10-12, 2011. At the event, Lightower will be discussing its new Ultra-Low Latency Network for the New York City and New Jersey region.  Visitors will be able to meet Lightower representatives at booth #219 to learn about all of Lightower’s industry-leading, all-fiber networking solutions, including the new Ultra-Low Latency Network for the financial services community.

Lightower offers fiber-based, low latency and ultra-low latency networking solutions throughout the Northeast, including between office locations, financial exchanges, liquidity centers, telco hotels, and other critical interconnection facilities.  In particular, Lightower’s ultra-low latency fiber routes and networking solutions are of special value to financial institutions, featuring best-in-class round-trip latency and backed by a Lightower Latency Service Level Agreement.

“The FIA Futures and Options Expo provides Lightower with a great opportunity to talk about our networking solutions to the financial services community.  Our new Ultra-Low Latency Network offers some of the lowest latencies available in the market, and this Expo is a perfect venue to speak with customers and prospects about it,” said Doug Dalissandro, EVP of Sales, Lightower. “Today’s financial markets are not only looking to increase the speed of their networks, but ensure security and low latency, and Lightower’s end-to-end fiber networking solutions can meet all of these needs.”

Lightower offers the financial services community a complete suite of high bandwidth, low latency, and ultra-low latency networking solutions including Ethernet, wavelengths, dark fiber, dedicated Internet access, SONET, and collocation.  Lightower’s fiber footprint is focused in the Northeast, where they offer more fiber density with more access to buildings than other metro fiber providers.  In the New York City and New Jersey region alone, Lightower has added over 300 buildings to its network so far in 2011.

The FIA 27th Annual Futures and Options Expo is held in Chicago each fall with over 5,000 attendees. The expo is the largest futures industry event in the world and showcases products, services, and information for market professionals and participants. Hundreds of risk management products, trading tools, books and exchange and technology products are presented by more than 140 companies from around the world.

To meet with a Lightower representative at FIA, stop by booth #219, email info@lightower.com, visit www.lightower.com, or call (888) LT-FIBER.

About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading fiber network and broadband service provider in the Northeast, offering over 6,200 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 2,700 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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