Lightpath raises New York metro fiber-optic network footprint

Fiber-optic network services provider Lightpath says that its fiber network now connects more than 7000 locations in the metro New York City area via a footprint that spans more than 5800 fiber route miles. Nearly half of the most recent connections are in New Jersey, says the service provider; more than 1000 new locations have been brought online in the past year.

Fiber-optic network services provider Lightpath says that its fiber network now connects more than 7000 locations in the metro New York City area via a footprint that spans more than 5800 fiber route miles. Nearly half of the most recent connections are in New Jersey, says the service provider; more than 1000 new locations have been brought online in the past year.

“Lightpath is bringing more services, value and cutting-edge connectivity to more businesses as it expands ever further into key regions that need a powerful fiber network to support increasing demands,” said Julia McGrath, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Lightpath. “With one of the densest fiber networks in the country, Lightpath is helping to ensure that more businesses than ever are positioned to capitalize on a range of new opportunities, driving success.”

One of these business is Spectraserv, an environmental services company based in Kearny, NJ, with 100 employees. The company looked to increase its communications bandwidth to roll out cloud-based software and deploy a virtual private network to remotely support mobile teams.

“As our business grew and changed over the years, we found ourselves in need of a fiber-based telecommunications service that could support our high-bandwidth needs, but there were absolutely no options in our area,” said James Miele, owner of Spectraserv. “We talked to Lightpath about what we needed and they invested in building fiber all the way to our building. We felt the difference immediately. Bandwidth is no longer a limiter, it is an enabler that gives us the freedom to deploy new technology as soon as we’re ready for it. This would not have been possible without a top quality network to support us.”

Lightpath says it will continue to target medium-sized businesses that require fiber-optic network bandwidth to support cloud applications, mobile devices, video conferencing services, and other bandwidth-intensive activities. The company offes managed services as well as Internet and voice offerings.

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