Lightower Expands Fiber Network in New Jersey

Lightower Fiber Networks, a metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, announced today several major expansions of its all-fiber network in Central and Northern New Jersey.

In total, Lightower is adding more than 100 route miles of new fiber network throughout the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Middlesex, and Mercer.   

Lightower says its New Jersey network expansion program is in direct response to the surging demand for fiber-based networking solutions from the state’s financial institutions, enterprises, educational institutions and government agencies.

The additional network will bring the Lightower Network to the doorstep of more New Jersey customers and allow them to connect to other locations throughout the Lightower footprint, including commercial buildings, data centers, telco hotels and other critical interconnection facilities. 

Customers have immediate access to Lightowers complete suite of fiber networking solutions including Ethernet, wavelengths, dark fiber, Internet access, video transport, private networks, and SONET.

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 Jerseys 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.”

Financial services firms in particular will benefit from Lightowers expansion in the Garden State, the company said, as it continues to build its fiber network into a growing list of critical financial exchanges and data centers in the area, including Carteret and Piscataway.

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