OCTOBER 14, 2008 -- Optimum Lightpath (search for Optimum Lightpath), provider of advanced Ethernet-based communications services over an intelligent enterprise network, today announced that it has connected more than 3,000 buildings to its fiber-to-the-premises network.
With this milestone, Optimum Lightpath says it has more fiber-lit buildings on its fully owned and managed network than any other individual CLEC locally and in the top 40 metropolitan area markets. Optimum Lightpath's network, built to meet the needs of businesses across the tri-state area, now extends more than 3,200 route miles across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. More than 33,000 businesses in those 3,000 buildings can easily access Optimum Lightpath services and become a customer in as little as 30 days, says the company.
Mack-Cali, a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns and manages almost 34 million square feet of class A office and office/flex properties in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, offers Optimum Lightpath's services in many of the buildings that it owns and manages in Westchester County and New Jersey, viewing it as a key differentiator in the competitive New York metropolitan commercial real estate market.
"In today's day and age, high-speed bandwidth and diversity are major factors when companies choose a location to ultimately locate their businesses," reports Jeffrey M. Warner, vice president of leasing at Mack-Cali Realty Corp. "Mack-Cali has made an effort over the last 10 years to work with telecommunications companies to bring the latest in fiber-optic and telecommunications technology to our buildings. Being able to offer Optimum Lightpath's all-fiber network to our building tenants contributes to allowing us to accomplish this objective," he says.
"The momentum and growth Optimum Lightpath is experiencing demonstrates that our Ethernet offering is ideally positioned to support the high-level bandwidth and sophisticated capabilities that mid- to large-sized businesses require," adds Dave Pistacchio, general manager of Optimum Lightpath. "We have clearly assumed a leadership role in the industry and are uniquely positioned to deliver advanced technology and value to our customers."
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