Data Center Alley, also known as Ashburn, Virginia has long been a hotbed for cloud giants, hyperscalers, government entities, and data centers due to a significant and reliable power supply and robust connectivity ecosystem. With an estimated 70%+ of the world’s internet traffic traveling through this corridor every day, it’s also become the internet capital of the world. Hence, it’s no surprise that all-fiber, infrastructure-based connectivity provider, Lightpath just completed a new long-haul route connecting this data center epicenter to the NY Metro area.
Revolutionizing how organizations connect to their digital destinations, Lightpath’s new 300-mile route is geographically diverse from existing Lightpath routes between New York and Ashburn.
This route offers customers distinct paths to and from the end-points and across Lightpath’s 19,000-mile network, covering New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Lightpath’s network offers unsurpassed reliability and security across its recently upgraded optical services to the latest Ciena technologies. In addition, customers can augment their network infrastructure with access to various bandwidth options up to 800G. They can also directly connect to major cloud providers and critical area data centers.
“Our new Ashburn route is extremely important to many of our customers who need reliable connectivity between these major technology centers. Offering a geographically diverse route between New York and Ashburn is a perfect complement to the routes we already offer between these regions. We know that companies using connectivity between Ashburn data centers and New York data centers demand the highest levels of connectivity, reliability, and performance. Combining this new route with our existing routes, all with our latest network technologies, is as good as it gets.” – Phil Olivero, Lightpath CTO