Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network

When Microseconds Can Mean the Difference between Winning and Losing, Choose Lightower

HFT firms only make up 2-3% of the brokerages, but account for more than 75% of the trading volume in the domestic US. These firms, the arbitrage they execute, and the matching engines they deploy demand an ultra-low latency network solution to ensure that the trade is executed successfully before the competition. Lightower’s Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network delivers the speed, performance, and diversity required by the financial services market for high frequency trading.

An Ultra-Low Latency Network For Any Application

Although initially designed and continuously optimized for financial services firms looking to gain an edge with a low latency financial network, this ultra-low latency network solution provides unmatched high-performance connectivity for any enterprise looking to achieve optimal business and application performance for competitive advantage. No other network service provider delivers the diversity, latency, and scale that Lightower can.

Speed, Performance, and Diversity

Carrying trillions of dollars in trades daily—more than any other service provider—the Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network leverages unique rights-of-way and specialized equipment and route design to achieve unprecedented low-latency performance throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Chicago Metro areas.

Ultra Low Latency by Design

Lightower’s engineering teams have 15 years of experience building and designing ultra-low latency networks. Offering the most reliable ultra-low latency network, Lightower leverages state-of-the-art Wavelength (DWDM) technology and provides the flexibility of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps options to meet the growing demand for low latency bandwidth. From the types of fiber deployed and the equipment utilized on the network to unique routes, Lightower knows how to build and optimize the fastest networks in the world—this is proven by the trillions of dollars in trades carried by this network alone every day, and by our long-term relationship with the major exchanges including NYSE, which utilizes our network for its SFTI® Network.

Continuously Optimized

It’s not enough to operate the highest-volume, lowest latency network in the world—this type of network must be continuously optimized to exceed the performance expectations of our customers. That’s why Lightower is in the process of upgrading every link on the Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network within the NY and NJ metro area. View locations.

1400 Federal, Carteret, NJ
755 Secaucus Rd, Secaucus, NJ
300 JFK Blvd East, Weehawken, NJ
Mahwah Financial DC
165 Halsey St, Newark, NJ
111 8th Ave, New York, NY
777 Central Blvd, Carlstadt, NJ
60 Hudson St, New York, NY
100 Delawanna Ave, Clifton, NJ
111 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ
95 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ
32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
492 River Rd, Nutley, NJ
120 W Passaic Ave, Rochelle Park, NJ
1919 Park Ave, Weehawken, NJ
3 Corporate Place, Piscataway, NJ

Unique and Diverse Connectivity

The Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network utilizes a unique diverse conduit system to interconnect to 40+ exchanges and data centers throughout the NY and NJ metro area. In addition, this network delivers diversity through sixteen distinct river crossings.

Lightower can transport low-latency traffic from the NY/NJ metro area to Chicago via the Spread Network. In Chicago, Lightower has built the lowest-latency network between Chicago, IL and Aurora, IL, where the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is located.


Lightower understands that large multi-national financial institutions and global enterprises need high-performance connectivity to critical financial exchanges and data centers around the globe. With that in mind, the company has extended its low latency reach to London, UK and Toronto, CA.  Network services are accompanied by guaranteed SLAs and come with flexible bandwidth options to ensure virtually every application is supported.

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