Lightower adds 100 route miles to its New Jersey fiber network

Lightower Fiber Networks, a metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the U.S. Northeast, says it is working on several major expansions of its all-fiber network in central and northern New Jersey. In total, Lightower is adding over 100 route miles of new fiber network throughout the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Middlesex, and Mercer.

May 8th, 2012

Lightower Fiber Networks, a metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the U.S. Northeast, says it is working on several major expansions of its all-fiber network in central and northern New Jersey. In total, Lightower is adding over 100 route miles of new fiber network throughout the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Middlesex, and Mercer.

“Lightower is aggressively building in New Jersey as we continue to see surging demand for our fiber-based networking solutions,” said Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “This expansion will benefit New Jersey’s large market of financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, other enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions, enabling them to connect throughout the entire Lightower footprint as well as nationwide on our long-haul network.”

Lightower’s network now reaches from New Hampshire and Albany in the north, to Princeton, NJ, in the south. Additional details on the expansion routes include:

  • Bergen County: new 27-mile loop through Paterson, Totowa, and Wayne
  • Hudson Country: new 18-mile route from Secaucus to Bergen
  • Essex & Morris Counties: new 12-mile loop through Madison, Morristown, and Livingston
  • Middlesex County: new 25-mile route through Carteret, Avenel, Iselin, Metuchen, Edison, and Piscataway
  • Middlesex & Mercer Counties: new 22-mile route through Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Princeton.

Customers in the expansion areas have immediate access to Lightower’s complete suite of end-to-end fiber networking products and services including Ethernet, wavelengths, dark fiber, Internet access, video transport, private networks, and SONET.

Lightower says financial services firms in particular will benefit from the expansion as the company continues to build its fiber network into a growing list of financial exchanges and data centers in the New Jersey area, including Carteret and Piscataway.

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