BOXBOROUGH, MA — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, announced it will be building into the primary financial exchange data center located in Mahwah,New Jersey. With dense network already in place near the Mahwah facility, Lightower will be ready to build to the facility as soon as access is available to service providers. Lightower will also be offering points-of-entry,geographically diverse laterals, and geographically diverse routes to thefacility.
Once the Mahwah financial hub opens to service providers later this year, Lightower will quickly integrate the site into its network of ultra low latency routes and solutions. Lightower has the most fiber routes and access into more service locations of any metro fiber provider in the New York City and northern New Jersey area. Solutions for the financial services industryare a major focus for Lightower, as demonstrated by their highly successful Ultra Low Latency Network. This financial services network includes hubs at 15 strategic data centers and liquidity centers in the region including locations in New York City, Clifton,Newark, Piscataway, Carteret, Jersey City and Weehawken.
“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.”
Lightower has invested heavily in the New Jersey and New York City region in recent years. Earlier this year, Lightower announced a major network expansion in central and northern New Jersey. In February of 2012, Lightower opened a new office in Roseland, New Jersey, less than a year after opening a new office in the heart of Manhattan In addition, Lightower announced the completion of a new network route across the Hudson River that bypasses the now under-construction Tappan Zee Bridge.