Lightower adds diverse Hudson River crossing to New York fiber network

Lightower Fiber Networks, a metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider, has completed a new network route across the Hudson River south of the Tappan Zee Bridge, making Lightower the only fiber network service provider in the area with a river crossing diverse from the bridge. The river span at this new location is shorter than at the bridge, lowering the latency of Lightower’s route through the area, reveals a representative.

Lightower Fiber Networks, a metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider, has completed a new network route across the Hudson River south of the Tappan Zee Bridge, making Lightower the only fiber network service provider in the area with a river crossing diverse from the bridge. The river span at this new location is shorter than at the bridge, lowering the latency of Lightower’s route through the area, reveals a representative.

“We are proud to have completed this unique Hudson River crossing, which is an important, strategic addition to our network in the New York City area,” explains Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “For the financial services industry in and around the hub of New York City, this route means a shorter physical route as well as a uniquely diverse route. This new route across the Hudson will serve Lightower customers for decades to come.”

The new high-fiber count cable will support a suite of Lightower end-to-end fiber networking systems, including Ethernet, dark fiber, SONET, wavelengths, and Internet access.

This new path adds another diverse route between the greater New York City region and markets to the north, such as the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Lightower now offers customers six geographically diverse routing options between these Northeast regions.

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