With its latest acquisition of Datacenter101, Lightower Fiber Networks, expanded its colocation offering to meet demand from small, medium and large businesses within the region. The Datacenter 101 facility Lightower Colocation is located in downtown Columbus, Ohio and offers both enterprise-class data center services as well as carrier-class colocation services. This acquisition enhances Lightower’s growing portfolio of data centers, which includes its buy of Chicago-based ColocationZone in 2015.

“Datacenter101’s facility is located in an essential connectivity point within Columbus, Ohio and this acquisition further emphasizes Lightower’s commitment to supporting and investing in the Ohio marketplace,” commented Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “We have seen tremendous demand for data center and networking services within the Columbus region. We look forward to pairing the data center needs of customers, with Lightower’s all-fiber, high performance networking services, for a complete end-to-end solution.”

The state-of-the-art data center offers seamless connectivity to Lightower’s all-fiber network and its 15,000+ service locations throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic, along with:

  • Approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of premier data center space offering scalable and customizable leases of cages and cabinets
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and systems
  • A commitment to environmentally-friendly colocation strategies
  • Downtown Columbus location that is easily accessed via any major freeway
  • 24/7 access and security, with real-time critical systems monitoring
  • N+1 power and UPS, N+1 cooling, both highly scalable
  • Customers have access to the entire Lightower Network including 15,000+ service locations, 250+ data centers, 40+ financial exchanges, and 500+ carrier hotels and central offices


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