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 Lightower Network Mapnew shorter route is perfect for businesses wanting to reduce latency in this area or those that need geographic diversity. Staten Island businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies have access to the new network and all Lightower solutions, including Ethernet, wavelengths, dark fiber, Internet access, video transport, and managed private optical networks.

“Continued expansion of our New York City network underscores Lightower’s ongoing commitment and investment in the New York Metro market,” commented Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “As Lightower continues to expand our overall footprint, we also continue to invest and expand in our existing markets. The Lightower Network is now within reach for over 71% of enterprises in the New York Metro market. The density of our service locations within our markets is one of the top reasons customers choose Lightower for the networking solutions that run their businesses.”

Lightower has a very dense network throughout the New York Metro market, including through all five boroughs of New York City, Upstate New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Offering customers unique and diverse routing options, Lightower utilizes 16 different river crossings and two special utility conduits in the New York City.

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