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Precision OT Talks SDN, 200G, 400G and More Optical Networking Trends on JSA TV

At PTC’19, JSA TV had the opportunity to welcome Dan Sobel, Senior Account Director for Precision OT, for a chat about the company's latest news and updates on the optical networking space at large. Dan spoke about: Precision OT’s #2 spot on the Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of the fastest-growing privately owned businesses in

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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

Lightower Drives Changing North American Telecom Landscape

With consolidation still widespread and new applications driving rapid changes in bandwidth demand, the North American telecommunications industry continues its dynamic path forward. In addition to Lightower’s dramatic organic growth, the company has successfully completed seven acquisitions over the past six years, which have combined to establish Lightower as a key player in the North

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

Lightower to Showcase High-Performance Network at Telecom Exchange 2013

Lightower Fiber Networks will showcase its industry-leading networking solutions during Telecom Exchange 2013 tomorrow, June 26, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Lightower’s all-fiber network provides high-performance networking solutions to a broad range of industries including health care, financial services, media, content, education, government, carriers and more. Lightower has extensive experience providing customized,

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 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

DE-CIX's New 100G Optical Layer Build Enables Customers To Leverage Robust Peering Backbone

DE-CIX, announced today that it has deployed four supernodes across the city of Frankfurt to support its new flagship DE-CIX Apollon platform.   This will complete the optical backbone of Apollon, making it the utmost in reliability and scalability. As the world’s largest and most advanced Ethernet platform, Apollon now delivers a total capacity of 12Tbps

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

DukeNet Communications Expands Network Footprint

Building from the dense and unique network it already controls, DukeNet  Communications today announced that it’s completed a significant network expansion. Adding to its core network across Tier 1, 2 and 3 markets in North Carolina and South Carolina, the network expansion now also enables DukeNet services throughout select markets across Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and

Lightower is Authorized Vendor for Massachusetts State Government Contract ITT46

Lightower Fiber Networks has been named an authorized vendor to the Massachusetts state government through the statewide ITT46 Network Services contract. The award enables Lightower to offer Ethernet, SONET, Internet Access, Colocation and Dark Fiber solutions to Massachusetts state and local government entities. With government budgets shrinking while the demand for services continues to increase,

Lightower to Merge with Sidera Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks announce they have signed a definitive agreement for a transaction valued at over $2 billion led by Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, and management, to acquire and merge both companies. Current Lightower CEO, Rob Shanahan, will lead the new combined company, which will be called Lightower.The merger is expected to close in the second quarter

Lightower Sponsors NYC Public Safety Technology Summit 2012

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, is sponsoring this week’s New York City Public Safety Technology Summit. The event will be hosted by Emergency Management on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Lightower representatives will be on-hand to discuss Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DRBC) planning utilizing its all-fiber networking

Lightower Showcases Advanced Fiber-Optic Networks to Telecom & Education Organizations

Lightower Fiber Networks is busy this week, highlighting its advanced, all-fiber network to education and other telecom entities at the Marketplace Live 2012 event in New York City and at the NJEDge Conference in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Taking place November 28 at The TimesCenter in Manhattan, Marketplace Live 2012 is a business and technology event

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