Lightwave Communications completes Washington, D.C. metro DWDM ring

March 15, 2001
Mar. 15, 2001--LightWave Communications, Inc., a facilities-based provider of metro optical access services, announced it has completed its metropolitan dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network serving the Washington, D.C. area.

LightWave Communications, Inc., a facilities-based provider of metro optical access services, announced it has completed its metropolitan dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network serving the Washington, D.C. area. Completion of this facility will link major Verizon central offices located in Washington D.C. to the existing LightWave network.

Currently, the LightWave network consists of 3,000 metro fiber miles and extends from Boston, MA to Washington, D.C. with multiple points-of-presence in New York City, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD. The Washington, D.C. facility represents the first in a series of targeted planned build-outs throughout the coming year.

About LightWave Communications:

LightWave Communications, Inc. is a facilities-based provider of metro optical access services. The company's metro service provides a seamless optical interconnection between carrier hotels, data centers and Verizon central offices within the Washington, D.C. to Boston, MA corridor. The company's service portfolio includes Ethernet, Private Line and wavelength metro access services. For more information, visit www.lightwavecomm.net.