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Lightower Expands its Fiber Network throughout North Carolina

By | 2016-10-12T08:55:57+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, dark fiber, data, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Financial, General, Government, higher education, hybrid cloud, IP transit, Lightower, lit fiber, long haul, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is expanding its high-performance fiber network within ‘The Tarheel’ state. Adding over 365 fiber route miles, Lightower’s fiber build in North Carolina will serve thousands of organizations located in downtown Raleigh and Charlotte, including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and governments. The expansion of 120 miles to Lightower’s existing network in Raleigh, along [...]

Lightower Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract

By | 2016-09-19T10:02:02+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: 100G, data, Data Center, Dedicated Internet Access, disaster recovery, Enterprise-Class Cloud, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Government, Internet, IP Solutions, IP transit, Lightower, network provider, Optical Networking, Technology, Telecom, telecom news, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is now able to deliver its all-fiber network services to any federal government agency, as well as to state and local governments through a new cooperative purchasing contract. With the award of a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract, Lightower is now part of a pre-approved list of [...]

Lightower Expands its Colocation Footprint in the Midwest

By | 2016-07-05T19:23:08+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, carrier, colocation, Commercial Real Estate Technology, Data Center, data center news, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 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 [...]

Lightower Fiber Networks Expands Across Staten Island

By | 2016-06-15T08:33:32+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business ethernet, business expansion, dark fiber, data, data network services, enterprise, Ethernet, Ethernet Private Line (EPL), fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Internet, Lightower, low latency, Low-Latency Network, metro ethernet, Network, network congestion, network equipment, network growth, Technology, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 new shorter route is perfect for businesses wanting to reduce [...]

Power Utility Future-Proofs Services With Lightower Fiber Networks

By | 2016-06-07T08:26:02+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, business investment, Connectivity, engineering, Equipment Manufacturer, fiber, fiber network, General, Global Telecommunications, interconnection, Internet, internet security, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, Lightower, lit fiber, long haul, Network, network growth, network upgrade, Technology, Telecom, telecom news, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), Telecom News Now, utility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) selected Lightower Fiber Networks to build a 250-mile, all-fiber, custom network to 28 sites across the state. As a non-profit, member-owned electric company, DEC serves over 90,000 members in Delaware, and is committed to ‘keeping the lights on’ by providing safe, reliable, and competitively priced energy services for its member-owners and communities. Lightower's secure, custom-built network is helping [...]

Lightower Fiber Networks to Merge with Fibertech Networks

By | 2015-04-27T13:11:35+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, business collaboration, business continuity, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, c-level, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Internet, IT, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Lightower, Low-Latency Network, M&A, Network, network provider, partnerships, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, and Fibertech Networks, a leading provider of fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The agreement [...]

Lightower Expands All-Fiber Network in Downtown Philadelphia

By | 2014-09-17T17:35:02+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Categories: bandwidth, business continuity, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, Data Center, disaster recovery, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, Internet, IT, Lightower, lit fiber, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, network provider, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, video streaming|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, just keeps on growing. The company announced today the expansion of its all-fiber footprint throughout downtown Philadelphia. The added network will deliver high-performance networking to businesses throughout downtown, including the area surrounding Broad St., Market St., JFK [...]

Moving On Up – Lightower Expands Offices in New Jersey

By | 2014-07-29T12:21:30+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, Broadband Stimulus, business collaboration, business continuity, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, cloud, dark fiber, economy, education, enterprise, environment, fiber, fiber network, Financial, Government, healthcare, IT, JS&A News, JSA Clients, Lightower, lit fiber, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Media, partnerships, Technology, technology trends, Telecom, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks continues to grow in the Garden State. The company announced today it has opened a new office at 581 Main Street in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The new office will support Lightower’s sales and operations teams as the company continues to rapidly expand throughout the state. The growth of Lightower in New Jersey is directly [...]

Lightower Building Dominant Presence in Mid-Atlantic with 270-Mile Network Expansion in Greater Baltimore

By | 2014-05-20T09:17:06+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Categories: 100G, bandwidth, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, Connectivity, dark fiber, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, disaster recovery, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, Government, healthcare, higher education, JS&A News, JSA Clients, Lightower, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, network growth, network provider, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, wireless, Wireless backhaul|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today a new, 270-mile network expansion in the greater Baltimore, Maryland region. Lightower’s latest network expansion includes new fiber throughout downtown Baltimore and in the busy Baltimore-Washington corridor that runs between the two major East Coast [...]

Lightower Solidifies Network Strength Throughout DC Metro Area

By | 2014-04-15T08:12:16+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Categories: Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Big Data connectivity, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, carrier, carrier ethernet, Connectivity, dark fiber, General, interconnection, Internet, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IP Exchange, IP peering, IP Solutions, IP transit, Technology, technology trends, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With a major build across the DC corridor, Lightower Fiber Networks makes a bold move with the completion of its 400-mile all fiber network expansion, which delivers bandwidths of up to 100 Gbps throughout the region. High bandwidth-intensive sectors including enterprise business, education, government, and wireless carriers require reliable, secure and high capacity infrastructure.  Lightower responded [...]

Lightower Expands All-Fiber Network in Chicago Market

By | 2013-12-11T08:53:34+00:00 December 11th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, broadband infrastructure, business ethernet, carrier, carrier ethernet, cloud, cloud computing, Connectivity, dark fiber, Data Center Connectivity, disaster recovery, Ethernet, fiber, fiber optics, high frequency traders, interconnection, lit fiber, Low-Latency Network, managed services, metro ethernet, metro market, network growth, network provider, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, voice and data company, WDM, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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. Lightower is constructing [...]

Lightower Announces 1,500-Mile Expansion Through Washington, D.C. and Virginia

By | 2013-08-05T09:29:58+00:00 August 5th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, broadband infrastructure, business strategy, carrier, Cell tower backhaul, cloud, cloud computing, Connectivity, Content Delivery, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center Connectivity, education, enterprise, Ethernet, fiber, fiber optics, Global Telecommunications, Government, healthcare, high frequency traders, higher education, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Mobile backhaul, network growth, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Technology, Telco 2.0, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, WDM, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom, Wireless backhaul|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As part of its on-going expansion strategy, Lightower today announced a major 1,500-mile expansion of its all-fiber, high-performance network throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro region. In May 2012, Lightower began constructing over 1,100 route miles of high fiber-count network blanketing most of Virginia and into North Carolina. Additionally, Lightower is announcing the addition of [...]

Lightower Closes Merger with Sidera Networks

By | 2013-04-11T08:57:42+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, carrier, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, Content Delivery, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, disaster recovery, Ethernet, fiber, fiber optics, Financial Exchange, General, Government, healthcare, high frequency traders, higher education, Innovating Intra & Inter-Regional Connectivity, interconnection, Internet, low latency, Low-Latency Network, metro market, network provider, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, Telecommunications, WDM, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom, wireless, wireless broadband telecommunications networks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 fiber-optic [...]

Lightower to Merge with Sidera Networks

By | 2012-12-27T19:08:37+00:00 December 27th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business acquisition, c-level, colocation, Commercial Real Estate Technology, content delivery network, Data Center, fiber, Financial, Financial Exchange, Government, healthcare, high frequency traders, higher education, Innovating Intra & Inter-Regional Connectivity, interconnection, Internet, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IP Solutions, IP transit, IP-based video, low latency, Low-Latency Network, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 of [...]

Teeing Up for Lightower’s Annual Golf Tournament

By | 2018-08-10T15:33:59+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Categories: Conferences, Events, Hubspot, JS&A News, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

And it's back to Boston we go! This time we are trading in our Inbound Marketing hats for golf carts as Lauren and I go onsite to help with Lightower’s annual golf tournament. With the sun shining, we arrive at the course bright and early to begin set up for the fun filled day of golf [...]

Lightower CEO Joins Panel at Jefferies 2012 Global TMT Conference

By | 2012-05-04T07:08:49+00:00 May 4th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, carrier, Conferences, dark fiber, Data Center, economy, enterprise, Ethernet, Events, fiber, Financial, Internet, Media, Meetings, network growth, technology trends, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower’s President and CEO, Rob Shanahan will participate in a panel at the upcoming Jefferies 2012 Global TMT Conference  held May 7-9, 2012 in New York City. Rob will speak on a panel discussion titled ‘Growth in Fiber Networks’ on May 7th at 9am EST. Known for its advanced, all-fiber network throughout the Northeast, Lightower has [...]

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