Today, Lightower Fiber Networks announced the addition of a new Potomac River crossing to its network. This new, strategic route bypasses data-congested Washington D.C. to provide direct and diverse access to data centers, cloud providers, and other service locations in the Ashburn, Virginia area. The new network route was specifically engineered to serve Ashburn’s major data centers and cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Office 365.

The Potomac River crossing also complements Lightower’s unique Transcom route, which runs between New York City and Washington D.C., and is geographically diverse from the I-95 corridor. Customers using the Transcom route from the north can now connect directly to the new Potomac River crossing for optimized latency and added network diversity to Virginia. Customers utilizing the new route can also directly link to Lightower’s existing network throughout the Ashburn area.

Lightower Fiber Networks - Potomac River Crossing - Washington DC Bypass-LoRes

“Lightower is committed to continually expanding the Lightower Network through strategic builds and unique route expansions,” said Phil Olivero, Chief Technology Officer of Lightower. “This new Potomac River crossing was a complex project to build, and one that adds significant value for our customers with service locations in Ashburn. This route is perfect for groups who are looking to diversify their routes, gain latency advantages, and strategically bypass the D.C. area. This build is another example of Lightower’s aggressive strategy to bring our all-fiber, high-performance solutions to the organizations and areas that need them.”

Route construction is complete and available now.  Click here to read the full announcement.