Lightower’s New Ultra-Low Latency Network Provides Fastest Networking to Key Financial Centers

Accessible at fifteen strategic locations, new network provides the most direct fiber routes within NY and NJ financial markets

BOXBOROUGH, MA — November 3, 2011 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, announced today its new Ultra-Low Latency Network across 15 strategic locations in the New York City and New Jersey area, targeting the region’s financial markets. The all-optical network leverages wavelength technology combined with unique fiber routes owned and operated by Lightower to offer best-in-class latencies between key financial facilities in the region.

Lightower’s Ultra-Low Latency Network provides financial services companies, and other latency sensitive enterprises, industry-leading latency options between all of the area’s critical data centers and interconnection facilities.  Based on wavelength technology, Lightower offers unique point-to-point routes between these 15 strategic locations.  Ultra-low latency services can be custom configured for individual needs and are offered at 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps levels.  All Lightower Ultra-Low Latency services are also backed with a strict Latency Service Level Agreement.

“Lightower is proud to serve many of the largest financial institutions in the world, and the Lightower Ultra-Low Latency Network adds to our already robust suite of end-to-end fiber networking solutions for the financial industry,” said Rob Shanahan, CEO, Lightower Fiber Networks. “The New York City and New Jersey region is an area in which Lightower continues to invest heavily.  In the past year alone, Lightower has spent millions of dollars expanding our network in this region, in addition to acquiring two companies based here.  Lightower is proud to offer customers the premier metro fiber network in the greater New York City area.”

The strategic locations on Lightower’s Ultra-Low Latency Network include:

  • 3 Corporate Place, Piscataway, NJ
  • 1400 Federal Boulevard, Carteret, NJ
  • 165 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
  • 755 Secaucus Avenue, Secaucus, NJ
  • 111 8th Avenue, New York, NY
  • 60 Hudson Street, New York, NY
  • 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

For a complete list of locations on Lightower’s Ultra-Low Latency Network, please visit http://www.lightower.com.

Lightower has aggressively grown its network in the New York Metro region to meet the surging demand for fiber-based networking.  Over the past year, Lightower has added fiber connectivity to over 300 buildings in New York Metro region, and over 600 buildings throughout the Northeast.  Late in 2010, Lightower acquired Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of dark fiber in New York City and New Jersey.  Earlier this year, Lightower acquired Open Access, a leading provider of fiber-based networking solutions on Long Island and New York City.  Lightower also recently built a new fiber cable across the Hudson River, adding a new low-latency route diverse from routes that utilize the Tappan Zee Bridge.  Lightower now offers three geographically diverse Hudson River crossings in the New York City area.

Lightower Fiber Networks offers a complete suite of fiber-based networking and bandwidth solutions including Ethernet, dark fiber, wavelengths, Internet access, video transport, managed private networks, wireless backhaul, and collocation.  Lightower also offers all-fiber networking from six international landing stations on Long Island to anywhere in the Lightower footprint.

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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