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Lightpath Enters the Miami Connectivity Market

First Phase of 135-mile, All-fiber, Subterranean Network Will Be Customer-Ready in January 2023 

In a city where the sizzle of nightlife is always on, the Miami Metro region continues to thump to the beat of progress and network technology is the DJ at the helm. Like foodies always on the lookout for the latest and greatest eatery, businesses who rely on best-in-class connectivity are sure to welcome the newest provider on the scene. 

Miami newcomer Lightpath, an all-fiber, infrastructure-based connectivity provider is revolutionizing how organizations connect to digital destinations with a 135-mile, all-fiber network throughout the region. No stranger to big city lights, Lightpath has been operating for more than 30-years exclusively in the New York Metro area and their expansion into Miami marks the second major east coast market expansion for Lightpath over the past 16 months, following Boston in June of 2021. The incredible rate of business growth in Miami and of course its de facto status as the technological and financial gateway to Central and South America, paved the way for the Miami expansion. 

Lightpath’s entrance into Miami will kick off with a 55-mile subterranean network of brand new, high-count fiber that will be ready in early 2023 (yellow on maps). Customers in the Miami Central Business District (CBD) will be first to take advantage of the new network beginning in January 2023, while further expansions to the north and west of the CBD will come online in April 2023. Subsequent planned network expansions (red on map) will blanket the entire metro region with an additional 80 route miles of fiber.

For Miami area customers requiring jump off points to other major cities, the Lightpath network offers 20,000 route miles of fiber with access to over 13,500 service locations. Lightpath long haul services can connect Miami locations to all service locations in the New York Metro, Boston, Atlanta, Ashburn, Dallas and Chicago, including over 100 northeast data centers and seven cable landing stations. Direct connect service to Cloud providers is available in Ashburn, VA and Secaucus, NJ, with Miami peering coming later in 2023.   

The initial data centers at 15 NE 9th Street and 36 NE 2nd Street will also provide direct connect services to Cloud providers, connections for Lightpath long haul services, as well as connectivity options for Southern Florida cable landing stations.  

“Lightpath has served thousands of the largest enterprises in the country around the New York City area for over 30 years. Now we want to bring that successful recipe to Miami organizations that demand powerful, secure, and reliable connectivity. Lightpath really is different from other service providers. In addition to our incredible network services and reliability, we really take a consultative approach to working with customers. From sales, to installation, and later for support, we take pride in becoming a trusted partner for a customer’s network strategy.” – Doug Dalissandro, Lightpath’s Chief Revenue Officer

And as if the Lightpath menu selections weren’t extensive enough, there are even more options for Miami area customers to choose from including Optical Transport, Ethernet, Internet Access, Private Networks, Dark Fiber, SD-WANSecurity Solutions, and other Managed Services. Lightpath Voice Services will be available to Miami customers later in 2023. 

For more information on Lightpath’s recipe for success, their expansion into Miami and gateway access into LATAM, visit lightpathfiber.com/miami

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