Lightower targets low latency network connection to Mahwah financial exchange

Lightower Fiber Networks has announced its intention to build a new low-latency connection into the primary financial exchange data center in Mahwah, NJ. The fiber-optic network services provider already has dense network infrastructure in the Mahwah facility, and therefore asserts it will be ready to build to the facility as soon as access to the facility is available to service providers.

Lightower Fiber Networks has announced its intention to build a new low-latency connection into the primary financial exchange data center in Mahwah, NJ. The fiber-optic network services provider already has dense network infrastructure in the Mahwah facility, and therefore asserts it will be ready to build to the facility as soon as access to the facility is available to service providers.

Lightower says it also will offer points-of-entry, geographically diverse laterals, and geographically diverse routes to the facility. Overall, the company plans to offer dark fiber, Ethernet and wavelengths up to 100 Gbps, ultra low latency connections, and private networking. It says it expects the Mahwah financial hub to open to service providers later this year.

The fiber network services provider already offers connections to financial services firms and other clients via a low-latency financial services network that includes hubs at 15 strategic data centers and liquidity centers in the region. Locations in New York City, Clifton, Newark, Piscataway, Carteret, Jersey City, and Weehawken are among the end points covered.

“Lightower will offer customers the most networking options at this critical financial services destination. With the dense network that Lightower already has in place near the facility, we will be able to offer multiple geographically diverse routing options to customers in order to connect them to other major data centers in the area,” explained Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “Customers can also connect from Mahwah to any of the hundreds of commercial buildings Lightower is built into in New York City, or any of our thousands of service locations throughout the entire Northeast.”

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