Lexent Metro Connect and FiberMedia offer network access and space at New York carrier hotels

AUGUST 5, 2009 -- Customers will have the capability to build a dark fiber-optic network with Lexent Metro Connect and collocate their core network infrastructure equipment at 75 Broad Street with FiberMedia.

AUGUST 5, 2009 -- Lexent Metro Connect (search Lightwave for Lexent), a provider of dark fiber networks in the New York metropolitan area, and FiberMedia, provider of turnkey offerings for data center space, managed services, and niche technologies, have created a strategic partnership to offer network access space to one of New York City's top carrier hotels, 75 Broad Street. With this partnership, bandwidth-intensive customers such as financial, insurance, health-care, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications companies; educational institutions; and government agencies can now build a state-of-the-art, custom-built, dark fiber-optic network with Lexent Metro Connect and then collocate their core network infrastructure equipment at 75 Broad Street with FiberMedia, using FiberMedia's network planning, technical support, and managed services.

"As the only truly neutral, open-access dark fiber provider in the New York Metro region, Lexent customers rely on us to provide 'freedom of choice' amongst the region's top-tier data center facilities," claims Ray La Chance, president and chief executive officer of Lexent Metro Connect. "The addition of Fiber Media's 75 Broad Street location to the Lexent network helps meet our clients' rising demands for high-quality, well-connected data center space."

"Once customers' dark fiber networks enter our 75 Broad Street data center facility, FiberMedia works with clients to ensure flexible and affordable data center solutions, specifically designed to address critical data storage and other ongoing business concerns," says Christopher Heim, chief operating officer of FiberMedia. "Additionally we offer short-term and long-term placement of full-time technical staff to support infrastructure and application development and assignments, including HIPPA and SOX compliant solutions. Our solutions provide a true, turnkey network offering, so that our customers are building and interconnecting their networks within a cost-effective and solution-oriented environment."

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