Lightower connects to Amazon Web Services

Nov. 1, 2013
Fiber-optic network services provider Lightower Fiber Networks says it now offers customers direct connectivity to Amazon Web Services through Amazon's Direct Connect locations in New York City and Ashburn, VA. The connections are available through all of Lightower's more than 7500 service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and metro Chicago.

Fiber-optic network services provider Lightower Fiber Networks says it now offers customers direct connectivity to Amazon Web Services through Amazon's Direct Connect locations in New York City and Ashburn, VA. The connections are available through all of Lightower's more than 7500 service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and metro Chicago.

Amazon Web Services is an increasingly popular purveyor of cloud-based services for businesses. Lightower says that direct fiber connectivity between a business and an Amazon Direct Connect location ensures maximum data throughout and optimal application performance.

"For any business implementing Amazon Web Services as a critical part of their overall business strategy, direct, high performance fiber connectivity becomes critical," explained Doug Dalissandro, chief revenue officer at Lightower. "Lightower's extensive fiber network throughout the east allows enterprises to easily connect to AWS New York City or Ashburn from their business location, data center, or anyone one of the 7,500+ service locations we offer, or we can even build to a new location for a customer."

The AWS Direct Connect certification encompasses all AWS services. Lightower can support connections to these services via Ethernet services from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, wavelength services from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps, dark fiber, Internet Access, and more using its fiber network. That network includes more than 20,000 route miles of fiber. It significantly expanded its network by merging with Sidera Networks earlier this year (see "Lightower completes Sidera Networks merger").

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