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Lightower Expands All-Fiber Network in Chicago Market

Not just the Windy City, Chicago is also a well-networked city. A Midwest center of finance, commerce, industry and transportation, Chicago is a national and international hub for technology and telecommunications. That’s even more true today, now that Lightower Fiber Networks has announced an expansion of its network across the Chicago metro area. Lightower is

Lightower Delivers All-Fiber Networking for Direct Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

Lightower announced today that it now offers customers all-fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) through Amazon’s Direct Connect locations in New York City, NY, and Ashburn, VA. Customers can connect directly to AWS via all-fiber networking from any of Lightower’s 7,500+ service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and metro Chicago. End-to-end fiber connectivity between

Provident Bank Chooses Lightower for 30+ Site Custom Ethernet Network

Provident Bank of Montebello, New York, has selected Lightower to provide a customized Ethernet network to support the bank’s competitive strategy of delivering superior performance through technology. Operating within a highly competitive business environment, Provident Bank operates more than 30 branches across New York’s Hudson Valley region. Provident’s information technology (IT) group manages an ever-increasing

Lightower Announces 1,500-Mile Expansion Through Washington, D.C. and Virginia

As part of its on-going expansion strategy, Lightower today announced a major 1,500-mile expansion of its all-fiber, high-performance network throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro region. In May 2012, Lightower began constructing over 1,100 route miles of high fiber-count network blanketing most of Virginia and into North Carolina. Additionally, Lightower is announcing the addition

DukeNet Achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

DukeNet Communications is proud to announce today that it has achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification. The achievement was marked at the MEF’s quarterly meeting this week, July 22-25, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The MEF launched its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification program in April 2012. After a successful “CE 1.0

Lightower Highlights Data Center Connectivity Services at Chicago Data Center Summit 2013

Lightower Fiber Networks will highlight its premium high-performance, data-center connectivity services this week during the second annual Greater Chicago Data Center Summit 2013. The Summit takes place Thursday, June 27 in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry. Lightower excels at connecting data centers to enterprises, government agencies, carriers and other organizations that require the

Optelian Follows Strong Growth Trajectory, Expands Offices and Staff

Optelian has moved its Marietta, Georgia, offices to a larger location in the wake of strong company growth. The company also highlights numerous industry recognitions it has received for continued growth through aggressive hiring in both North American office locations. On the heels of being named to Deloitte Canada’s Fast 50 and the Deloitte North America

Data is the New Punk Rock! A Q&A with Chad Taylor

United Fiber & Data is currently constructing a 100 Gbps-ready greenfield fiber-optic network between New York City and Ashburn, Virginia. The new network will offer a redundant, highly available, low-latency path between the two cities and will connect some of the world’s top destinations for Internet peering and high-bandwidth networking, creating a cohesive and less-risky

Optelian announces Intuitive Packet Optical Networking

Optelian unveiled its Intuitive Packet Optical Networking™ solution to address the exploding demand for packet-based service delivery. By virtualizing the underpinning technology and complexity of Layer 0, 1 and 2 infrastructure, Intuitive Packet Optical Networking enables service providers to deploy Ethernet and wavelength services more quickly, accelerating their time to revenue. “Intuitive Packet Optical Networking combines the

Optelian BigBikes for Heart Disease Research

   Three … two … one … GO! Last week, 29 energized and fun-loving Optelian team members in Ottawa jumped onto a 29-seat bike for a wild ride. Yes – 29 seats! Donning rain ponchos and a playful attitude, the team braved a rainy day to raise more than CAN$5,000 for heart disease and stroke research

DukeNet Communications Drives 100G Capability Throughout its Southeastern Footprint

DukeNet Communications announced today that it’s upgraded its core network, enabling it to deliver 100G wavelengths across its service area. The network enhancement provides 100G-capable coherent Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, enabling deployment of 40G and 100G solutions for its carrier and enterprise customers without the need to replace existing fiber infrastructure. Bandwidth consumption

Optelian is one of Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies

For the third year in a row, the Ottawa Business Journal has named Optelian to its 2013 list of Fastest Growing Companies. Founded in 2002 by Dave Weymouth and Mike Perry, Optelian supplies advanced optical networking solutions based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology. Some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers count on Optelian to

DukeNet Expands Fiber Network into Sentinel Data Centers' RTP/Durham Facility

Continuing to show North Carolina’s data center corridor growing and thriving, DukeNet Communications and Sentinel Data Centers announced today that DukeNet will build diverse network routes into Sentinel’s NC-1 data center to provide network solutions to Sentinel’s enterprise customers. “Sentinel’s NC-1 facility will fill a void in this region for large, quality-sensitive enterprises seeking autonomous

Lightower Closes Merger with Sidera Networks

Forming one of the largest pure-play fiber providers in the U.S. networking market, Lightower Fiber Networks announced today that it has closed the merger with Sidera Networks that was first announced on December 27, 2012. Effective today, the new company operates under the Lightower brand. The merged company delivers a more broad, dense and unique

Home to the Most Compact 100G Platforms in the Market, PacketLight Networks Introduces the PL-1000TE

PacketLight Networks Ltd., a leading developer of CWDM/DWDM and OTN transport devices, announced this week the launch of PL-1000TE, a new low latency, multirate/multi-protocol optical transponder platform that provides high capacity optical transport solution for rates ranging from 100Mbps up to 16Gbps  in a single 1RU unit. The PL-1000TE has eight low-latency, user-configurable, multirate ports

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