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.

Photo Chicago ShorelineLightower is constructing multiple new fiber rings throughout downtown Chicago and the surrounding communities of Oak Brook, Elk Grove and Franklin Park. This network expansion will make Lightower services available to hundreds of new commercial buildings and data centers throughout the area.

Lightower will also be building its network into interconnection facilities in the city, including those in downtown Chicago, Franklin Park and Oak Brook. Businesses, educational institutions and government groups will all have access to the new network and its high-performance networking solutions, including Ethernet, wavelengths, dark fiber, Internet access, video transport and managed private optical networks. A major investment in its network, the new Chicago routes are a key part of Lightower’s continued strategy of aggressive network expansion.

“Lightower’s Chicago network expansion demonstrates not only the aggressive Lightower Logoinvestment that Lightower is making in this market, but it also reflects the level of demand that we are seeing from customers in the region,” explained Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “As area businesses, schools and governments require more and more bandwidth, Lightower will be there to supply them with industry-leading solutions.”

Lightower will rapidly deploy this expansion and start bringing customers online in early 2014. As part of this expansion, Lightower is also investing in expanded sales and support staff for the region.  To read more, visit Lightower at: