Lightpath’s footprint is growing once again, the company announcing that it has added more than 100 miles to its state-of-the-art, all-fiber network to extend its entrance into Queens, NY. This expansion builds on the already robust network depth Lightpath offers in the greater New York City metropolitan area. It will also will bring the network to thousands of new businesses and other organizations in the area.
As a result of the expansion into Queens, all customers gain access to the entire Lightpath network of over 19,000 route miles of network connecting over 12,000 locations. Queens and Manhattan customers will also have access to the entire portfolio of Lightpath all-fiber solutions, including Optical Transport (up to 800 Gbps), Ethernet (to 10 Gbps), Internet Access (to 100 Gbps), Private Networks, Dark Fiber, SD-WAN, Voice, Security Solutions, and other Managed Services. Customers also have access to 75+ on-net data centers on the Lightpath network, eight cable landing stations, and all major cloud providers.
“Queens, and New York City as a whole, remain a major focus for Lightpath. We will continue to invest in our network infrastructure and our team members in this region to provide the best solutions and support to our New York City customers.” – Chris Morley, Lightpath CEO
The expansion includes 100+ miles of new, high-count fiber throughout the market, planned in two phases. Phase 1 of the build (in blue on map) will be completed in Q1 of 2022, while the additional proposed routes (in red on map) are targeted for mid-2022. The build will dramatically strengthen Lightpath’s density in Queens, an area that is rich with organizations who require enterprise-grade connectivity solutions.
Additionally, customers will be able to utilize Lightpath services to connect between New York Metro and Greater Boston. Lightpath’s entrance into the Boston market was marked on June 16 by way of three acquisitions: Cambridge Network Solutions (CNS), a second area connectivity provider, and the purchase of fiber network assets from Hub Fiber.
For over 30 years, thousands of enterprises, governments, and educators have trusted Lightpath to power their organization’s innovation. Lightpath’s advanced fiber-optic network offers a comprehensive portfolio of custom-engineered connectivity solutions with unparalleled performance, reliability, and security.