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Lightower Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Detroit Office

By |2017-04-19T10:06:14-04:00April 19th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, business investment, commercial real estate, Commercial Real Estate Technology, Connectivity, dark fiber, data network services, Dedicated Internet Access, economy, Events, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Lightower, tech, technology startup, Telecom, telecom event, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks continues its strong growth and expansion with a new office located at 755 West Big Beaver Road in Detroit, MI. This office will further support Lightower’s employee base and network infrastructure of over 1,200 route miles of fiber and over 100 on-net buildings throughout the region. Over the past few years, Detroit has [...]

NJFX Network Ecosystem Continues to Grow, Adding Lightower Fiber Networks

By |2018-04-30T15:49:15-04:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: Connectivity, fiber, fiber network, Global Telecommunications, interconnection, JSA Clients, Lightower, low latency, meet me room, NJFX, subsea cable, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks joins New Jersey Fiber Exchange’s (NJFX) growing roster of networks in its carrier-neutral Meet-Me-Room (MMR). The fast growing ecosystem is located at NJFX’s Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation campus in Wall, New Jersey. The campus is located at the meeting point of international subsea cables from the United States, Europe, South America and the [...]

Lightower Expands its Fiber Network throughout North Carolina

By |2016-10-12T08:55:57-04:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, dark fiber, data, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Financial, General, Government, higher education, hybrid cloud, IP transit, Lightower, lit fiber, long haul, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is expanding its high-performance fiber network within ‘The Tarheel’ state. Adding over 365 fiber route miles, Lightower’s fiber build in North Carolina will serve thousands of organizations located in downtown Raleigh and Charlotte, including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and governments. The expansion of 120 miles to Lightower’s existing network in Raleigh, along [...]

Lightower Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract

By |2016-09-19T10:02:02-04:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: 100G, data, Data Center, Dedicated Internet Access, disaster recovery, Enterprise-Class Cloud, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Government, Internet, IP Solutions, IP transit, Lightower, network provider, Optical Networking, Technology, Telecom, telecom news, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is now able to deliver its all-fiber network services to any federal government agency, as well as to state and local governments through a new cooperative purchasing contract. With the award of a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract, Lightower is now part of a pre-approved list of [...]

The Cloud Doesn’t Work without the Network

By |2016-06-23T11:06:16-04:00June 23rd, 2016|Categories: business ethernet, cloud, cloud computing, Cloud service provider, colocation, data, Data Center, data center news, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Google, High Speed Internet, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, JS&A News, Lightower, Telecom, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

High-performance networking is essential for enterprises to operate effectively. Lightower Fiber Networks just rolled out its new Lightower Cloud Connect service, which allows organizations to connect directly to major cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. As more and more companies move applications to the cloud, the network becomes more important than ever. [...]

Lightower Fiber Networks Expands Across Staten Island

By |2016-06-15T08:33:32-04:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business ethernet, business expansion, dark fiber, data, data network services, enterprise, Ethernet, Ethernet Private Line (EPL), fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Internet, Lightower, low latency, Low-Latency Network, metro ethernet, Network, network congestion, network equipment, network growth, Technology, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks just expanded its all-fiber network throughout Staten Island. The expansion will serve hundreds of new locations in the borough and also creates a new, shorter path around Manhattan from New Jersey to points north and east of New York. Avoiding Manhattan entirely, this new shorter route is perfect for businesses wanting to reduce [...]

Power Utility Future-Proofs Services With Lightower Fiber Networks

By |2016-06-07T08:26:02-04:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, business investment, Connectivity, engineering, Equipment Manufacturer, fiber, fiber network, General, Global Telecommunications, interconnection, Internet, internet security, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, Lightower, lit fiber, long haul, Network, network growth, network upgrade, Technology, Telecom, telecom news, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), Telecom News Now, utility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) selected Lightower Fiber Networks to build a 250-mile, all-fiber, custom network to 28 sites across the state. As a non-profit, member-owned electric company, DEC serves over 90,000 members in Delaware, and is committed to ‘keeping the lights on’ by providing safe, reliable, and competitively priced energy services for its member-owners and communities. Lightower's secure, custom-built network is helping [...]

NYI’s New Jersey Data Center Now Has Even More High Performance Networking Capabilities

By |2016-06-03T10:23:01-04:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: colocation, Connectivity, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, data center news, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, JSA Clients, Lightower, lit fiber, low latency, metro market, Network, network operators, New York, NYI, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NYI today announced that Lightower Fiber Networks has established an access point within its Bridgewater, New Jersey facility. The all-fiber access point further enhances carrier diversity in the facility, which is located just 40 miles outside of Lower Manhattan. NYI customers now have access to even more options across NYI’s technology ecosystem and Lightower’s robust network [...]

Lightower’s Limitless Networks Power Technological Innovations in Healthcare

By |2016-03-30T13:32:24-04:00March 30th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, big data, business continuity, business strategy, Connectivity, dark fiber, healthcare, Lightower, Telecom, telecom industry blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As breakthroughs in eMedicine change the medical and patient care landscape for the better, Lightower Fiber Networks announces its commitment to providing best-in-class network solutions that support, sustain and grow these technological innovations. According to a recent Frost & Sullivan report titled Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity and Interoperability, healthcare trends are moving towards personalized medicine [...]

Lightower Solidifies Presence in Baltimore

By |2015-12-21T10:06:47-04:00December 21st, 2015|Categories: Acquisition, B2B, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, Data Center, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, High Speed Internet, Internet, IT, JSA Clients, Lightower, Network, network growth, network provider, SMB, telecom industry blog, telecom news, Telecommunications|

Lightower Fiber Networks announced today that it acquired network assets from HarborLite Networks, based in Baltimore, MD. The agreement includes the acquisition of fiber located throughout downtown Baltimore and further strengthens Lightower’s network density in the region. “This network addition helps solidify Lightower’s presence in Baltimore, a city in which we continue to invest and expand. Our all-fiber [...]

Commonwealth of Virginia to Use Lightower for Data Network Services

By |2015-12-17T10:09:27-04:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: B2B, bandwidth, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, dark fiber, fiber, fiber network, High Speed Internet, Internet, IT, Lightower, lit fiber, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, network route, Network Solutions, Technology, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, announced today that it's been named an authorized vendor to the Commonwealth of Virginia for Data Network Services. The contract enables Lightower to offer a range of all-fiber networking and high performance Internet services to public bodies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, and libraries, throughout the state. All authorized users may use the Virginia [...]

MRV’s OptiSwitch® Empowers Lightower Fiber Networks to Streamline Carrier Ethernet Service Deployment

By |2015-10-19T11:18:57-04:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Application, B2B, business ethernet, business partnership, Lightower, metro ethernet, network equipment, Network Function Virtualization, network growth, network operators, network provider, Network Solutions, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, SDN, Software Defined Networking, telecom industry blog, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”) announced today that Lightower Fiber Networks has expanded its footprint of MRV’s OptiSwitch® Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) service demarcation and first mile aggregation platform. This was done to support an increased number of fiber connections and bandwidth-rich services as Lightower grows its service footprint. Lightower utilizes the OptiSwitch platform at the customer premises for [...]

Lightower Fiber Networks to Merge with Fibertech Networks

By |2015-04-27T13:11:35-04:00April 27th, 2015|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, business collaboration, business continuity, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, c-level, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Internet, IT, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Lightower, Low-Latency Network, M&A, Network, network provider, partnerships, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, and Fibertech Networks, a leading provider of fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The agreement [...]

Lightower Expands Its All-Fiber Connectivity Services to Amazon Web Services

By |2014-12-08T12:43:36-04:00December 8th, 2014|Categories: applications services, business collaboration, business partnership, cloud, cloud computing, Cloud Platform, Cloud service provider, Connectivity, Content Delivery, dark fiber, Data Center, Ethernet, fiber, IT, JSA Clients, Lightower, partnerships, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, first announced Direct Connect services with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in late 2013. But the company hasn't stopped there. Lightower just announced it has broadened its direct connectivity options to AWS' cloud computing platform. With speeds now ranging from [...]

Lightower Dramatically Expands All-Fiber Network in Mid-Atlantic

By |2014-11-17T12:51:58-04:00November 17th, 2014|Categories: 100G, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business continuity, business investment, business strategy, c-level, cloud, cloud computing, Cloud Platform, colocation, community news, Connectivity, Content Delivery, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, Financial, healthcare, Internet, IT, JSA Clients, Lightower, Network, network growth, network provider, network route, network upgrade, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, Tier IV data center, wireless, Wireless backhaul|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today the completion of a major 1,100-mile expansion of its all-fiber, high-performance network throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro region. This major addition is part of the company’s ongoing strategy of aggressive network expansion throughout the [...]

Lightower Takes High-Bandwidth Networking Solutions to the Financial Industry at FIA

By |2014-10-29T10:33:20-04:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Big Data connectivity, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, business ethernet, carrier, carrier ethernet, Conferences, Data Center Connectivity, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Financial, Financial Exchange, high frequency traders, Lightower, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Technology, Telco 2.0, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With an all-fiber network that enables redundancy and risk mitigation, supports automated trading systems and helps financial institutions to tackle Big Data to their advantage, Lightower Fiber Networks is attending FIA’s 30th annual Futures & Options Expo next week in Chicago to talk about what’s possible. The financial services industry is working hard to stay on [...]