Lightower expands all-fiber network
First Published 9th May 2012
Lightower expands fiber network in Central and Northern New Jersey
Boxborough, MA - Lightower Fiber Networks, the provider of metro fiber and bandwidth in the Northeast, has announced several expansions of its all-fiber network in Central and Northern New Jersey. In total, Lightower is adding over 100 route miles of new fiber network throughout the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Middlesex, and Mercer.
Lightower's New Jersey network expansion program is in direct response to the demand for fiber-based networking solutions from Garden State financial institutions, enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies. The additional network will bring the Lightower Network to the doorstep of more New Jersey customers and allow them to connect to other locations throughout the Lightower footprint, including commercial buildings, data centers, telco hotels, and other critical interconnection facilities. Customers will have access to Lightower's suite of end-to-end fiber networking solutions including Ethernet, wavelengths, dark fiber, Internet access, video transport, private networks, and SONET.
"Lightower is aggressively building in New Jersey as we continue to see surging demand for our fiber-based networking solutions," said Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. "This expansion will benefit New Jersey's large market of financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, other enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions; enabling them to connect throughout the entire Lightower footprint as well as nationwide on our long-haul network. Lightower's network now reaches from New Hampshire and Albany in the north, to Princeton, New Jersey in the south, and everywhere in between."
Additional details on the expansion routes include:
- Bergen County: new 27-mile loop through Paterson, Totowa, and Wayne
- Hudson Country: new 18-mile route from Secaucus to Bergen
- Essex & Morris Counties: new 12 mile-loop through Madison, Morristown, and Livingston
- Middlesex County: new 25-mile route through Carteret, Avenel, Iselin, Metuchen, Edison, and Piscataway
- Middlesex & Mercer Counties: new 22-mile route through Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Princeton