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Lightower Fiber Networks Adds 100 Route Miles to New Jersey Network

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Metro fiber and bandwidth provider Lightower Fiber Networks announced on Monday it has made several major expansions to its all-fiber network in Central and Northern New Jersey.

Fiber network suppliers like Lightower often partner with web hosting companies that are looking to expand their network reach to boost the speed and performance of their hosting services.

In total, Lightower is adding over 100 route miles of new fiber network throughout the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Middlesex, and Mercer.

The New Jersey network expansion program is Lightower’s direct response to the surging demand for fiber-based networking solutions from Garden State financial institutions, enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies.

The additional network will expand the Lightower Network’s New Jersey customer base 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 now have immediate access to Lightower’s complete 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.”

In Bergen County, Lightower has added a new 27-mile loop through Paterson, Totowa, and Wayne, in Hudson Country, the company has added new 18-mile route from Secaucus to Bergen.

In Essex and Morris counties, Lightower has added a new 12-mile loop through Madison, Morristown, and Livingston, in Middlesex County it has added new 25-mile route through Carteret, Avenel, Iselin, Metuchen, Edison, and Piscataway, and in Middlesex and Mercer counties it has added a new 22-mile route through Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Princeton.

Lightower is providing a complete suite of all-fiber solutions to customers in these expansion areas, including Ethernet service from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, Wavelength service from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps, dedicated Internet access, dark fiber ultra-low latency solutions, video transport solutions, private network solutions, and wireless backhaul solutions.

There is also access to the all 2,800-plus Lightower service locations throughout the Northeast, and custom designed building access, tower access, and facility access, and diverse routing and diverse entrance options.

Lightower has rapidly expanded in the New Jersey and New York City area over the past several years, having acquired Long Island-based Open Access and Lexent Metro Connect in the past couple years.

In other fiber network news, Tata recently became the world’s first round-the-world fibre optic cable network with the official launch of its Tata Global Network – Eurasia cable.

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