Lightower raises glass ceiling in Central and Northern New Jersey

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Lightower Fiber Networks is strengthening its Central and Northern New Jersey fiber optic network by adding over 100 new miles of glass through Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Middlesex and Mercer counties.

The fiber and bandwidth provider said that the expansion "is in direct response to the surging demand for fiber-based networking solutions from Garden State financial institutions, enterprises, educational institutions and government agencies."

The idea is to deliver the Lightower fiber network to their doorsteps, bringing with it a bevy of networking solutions, including Ethernet, wavelengths, dark fiber, Internet access, video transport, private networks and SONET.

Among the biggest beneficiaries of the new fiber will be New Jersey financial services firms and their critical financial exchanges and data centers in areas like Carteret and Piscataway, the provider said.

Lightower says its network reaches from New Hampshire and Albany, N.Y., to Princeton, N.J., but the provider is "aggressively building in New Jersey as we continue to see surging demand for our fiber-based networking solutions," CEO Rob Shanahan said in a statement.

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